Can anyone tell me the difference between bettercream va buttercream? Or Frostin pride? Thanks
Bettercream is whipped topping. Tastes a lot like coolwhip, only sweeter. It was very popular at the bakery I worked at. The only problem is that it has to stay chilled while you decorate with it, otherwise it gets a mousse-y texture. Very airy and not that spreadable. It DOES NOT crust over like buttercream.
Once the cake's done, it doesn't need to stay refrigerated. I worked with people that would let the icing sit out all day and still work with it. It looked horrible on the cake, you couldn't really get a good rose out of it because the petals would crack. Have you ever seen those frayed leather roses? Looks like that.
My bakery would only buy it pre-whipped but you can get it unwhipped. Be careful when mixing colors into it. I've heard it's best to color it before you whip it. Just as long as you do the process gradually.
EDIT: forgot to mention that I LOVED working with bettercream when my hands would start to bother me. It's very soft and since it's chilled when I work with it, it was really easy on my hands.
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Thanks Rose_N_Crantz, I was planning on using as a filling. Is it thick and stable enough for that?
Yes it is, for a filling or frosting...love the stuff!
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!
actually it does crust, just not the way a crusting cream cheese does or a buttercreme. when you first pipe it, it's exactly like cool whip texture. but after it's been exposed to the air, it definitely gets a soft skin on it..not a thick crust though.
another thing i disagree with is about it being hard to spread...in my opinion, that's only if you've whipped it too much. if you whip it until it's the consistency of coolwhip, it spreads the exact same way...quick, and easy like a dream. perfect for fillings or outside icings, or even crumb coatings. put it in the fridge, and you can use a viva paper towel on it.
I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO PUFFY CONFECTIONARY SUGAR GETTING ALL IN MY HAIR AND ON EVERY SINGLE CREVICE AND SURFACE IN MY KITCHEN!!
I used it for a bride who insisted it was what she wanted, and I didn't like working with it at all, but it turned out OK. (pic is a 3-tier square basic white cake in my pics).
It reminds me of twinkie filling, and it left a metallic taste in my mouth, like chemicals. My florist and event planner friends said it was the wierdest cake I've ever made, but the bride absolutely raved about it, said it was exactly what she wanted, so we made her happy anyway. Something about a product that is non-perishable makes me wonder how it can be ...food...but my kids love it.
I use it all the time. To make it more stable for filling I use a pudding mix and/or flavored yogurt... it gets thick like mousse.
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Can anybody tell me where I can buy bettercreme, frosting pride or pastry pride? I live in Virginia. I have used rich`s whip topping which comes frozen in 32oz. cartoon,you have to whip it, but it`s too soft. I didn`t know about bettercreme until got on this site. Thank you.