I am short on time and have the chance to purchase some Richs Buttercream (or is it Bettercream) and was wondering if it's any good.
I use it all the time for fillings. I have never tried it for icing
Though I have not used Rich's Bettercreme I have use a similar product - Frostin Pride.
It is soft. You need to beat it just to that certain consistency It is very easy to overbeat it but then it is easy to bring back just by adding more liquid
What I didn't like about it was how careful one must be as it never crusts at all; it does not take color well (just to pastel shades); and is too soft to make many decorations with.
I use this product all the time. I have no trouble using it but yes it does not crust. Colors well and you can make it stiff enough to make roses and otyer things. I use it on wedding cake only in the winter
I use Frostin' Pride too. It's basically the same product different manufacterers. If you need to stiffen it up to make flowers, etc - add cream cheese. It thickens it and doesnt make a huge difference in taste
It's a whipped topping and you can change the flavors much like buttercream. My family loves it. I like it. I have not had anyone complain about it yet.
Must check out Melvira's Bettercream Fun!
I used some over the weekend and colored the frosting blue...I must have added too much coloring because it started to curdle. Had the border color running down the side of the cake...Anyone know more about this? Has happened before with red. This time was Blue.
It's really good stuff.... I love it but unfortunately the only way I can purchase it is through a grocery store and they don't sell it to me all the time. Do you know where else I can buy it. I'm in Canada.
tweety9499...they will sell you it at Sam's club...I think there's is Dawn brand bettercreme
ncbert ....Is it the same as the whipped topping?
As I mentioned above, these products do not take coloring very well at all. The more color you add the more the product breaks down into a soupy mess
You can airbrush them w/o problems to get a deeper color.
Thanks everyone for the information. I decided not to buy any at this time as I need a crusting icing and I really don't like the "cool whip" type frosting.