mavreader Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 3:15am
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Hey icon_smile.gif On a previous post, someone advised me into purchasing Sam's Club buttercream frosting that they sell in 28 pound tubs. I was wondering if anyone has used it before, and how do you accommodate the frosting to make different types of consistencies and is there anyway you can make chocolate frosting from this tub? Thanks for your help in advance! icon_smile.gif

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sweetcakes Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 5:33am
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you can buy their chocolate icing too, it is really good.

sweetcakes Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 5:35am
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you can buy their chocolate icing too, it is really good.

KrazyK8 Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 5:42am
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Sam's butterream is all I use! I love it! If I need it a little thinner I just add a tiny amount of milk. You can buy the chocolate or sometimes I just add some cocoa powder and a little milk to make chocolate.

mirda6275 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 5:13pm
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i just bought both the white icing and the chocolate. I love it. I originally tried to make the white icing chocolate by adding coco powder and milk, but I was mixing too much in the KA and it got really airy and i didn't like the consistency, so I went out and bought the chocolate. The white, at least to me, seems like a good mediumish consistency. I've thinned it out by adding small amounts of water and mixing. I guess it can be thickened by adding ps...haven't tried yet...or you could put it in the fridge for a little while.

Cak3mama Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 6:28pm
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I work at Sam's Club and Used the frosting on a daliy bases ..it is go odfrosting and easly to use.. As for the consistany(sp) ..I know when you want to make it thinner you can just add a little water and mix ..repeat til it is right for you.. It is already stiff enought for Flowers ..

I hope that helps !!

patticakesnc Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 3:35am
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Hmmm. I love Sams frostings. I didn't know they sell it. Anyone have any idea what the cost is on it?

SaraClassic Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 3:45am
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Ditto ! Whats the going price on that tub? Do you have to ask at the bakery or is it on a shelf. Ive never seen it out at our club, thats great !

jlh Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 3:46am
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It's $17.86 in southern California. I have only used one tub, but had trouble with it getting "hard" very quickly. So much so, that it was hard to pipe, and I had to squeeze hard to get it out. Since others have raved so much about it, I decided to try another tub. I just got it today. I had heard that occasionally, it can "be as hard as a rock". Anoher member who worked at Sam's had said that. I hope I have good luck. I used the first tub on my ice cream cakes and everyone just absolutely loved it. Any comments on it being so stiff?

BlondiezBakery Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 3:46am

Yea! I am going to go and buy this! The thing that I hate most about buttercream is the process of making it.

Seriously, I can't wait!

So, does someonehave the cost? I can't imagine it would be too much more than the cost of making it yourself.

ArtWork Cakes Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 3:47am

I purchased 3 buckets the other day they sold in my area for $31.18 each. I love their icing but it isn't consistent some times it is too soft and some times it is too thick, I did get 2 buckets that where not smooth. I just work with it until I get it the way I like it. So much easier than making it and it taste good.

Wildrose6633 Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 3:53am

Does anyone know if Costco sells Buttercream Frosting? I don't have a Sam's anywhere near me.

patticakesnc Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 3:54am

I do believe I will be calling Sams tomorrow and find out how much it is here. That sounds like a big difference on the prices between ArtWorks Cakes post and jlh. I will let you all know what they charge here in NC.

ArtWork Cakes Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 3:57am

OooH and I might add they were 28 lbs. each and I live in MS 1 mile from the Memphis state line.

jlynnw Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 4:00am

I always put mine in the KA and mix it on low for a few minutes. You can add flavorings for it. DorAnns oils work great. I love adding almond, and lemon. It cost about 31 here as well. I did a cost comparison on all the ingredients and labor and found, IMO, Sam's is the way to go.

jlh Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 4:02am

The tub I got for $17.86 was the "whipped cream" version. I understand there is an actual butter cream version, which is more expensive. The whipped cream version is called "Rich's Bettercreme". Spelled bEttercreme (not bUttercream). Costco will not sell their icing. I called yesterday (at least in San Diego). Maybe you'll have better luck elsewhere in the country.

SaraClassic Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 4:04am
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I do believe I will be calling Sams tomorrow and find out how much it is here. That sounds like a big difference on the prices between ArtWorks Cakes post and jlh. I will let you all know what they charge here in NC.




I will be checking here too. I'll post on the N. FL area.
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BlondiezBakery Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 4:10am

Does anyone have any photos of cakes that have been iced with the Sam's icing?

crumbcake Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 4:10am

Are we all on the same page? Are you all referring to Buttercream or the non-dairy BETTERCREAM?

patticakesnc Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 4:19am

Crumbcake...I think the 28lb $30 stuff is actually buttercream.

I do know Sams sells the Rich's Bettercream in the frozen section here...I am not really that big on it. It is nice but I like buttercream better.....

Cubsfan85 Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 5:23am
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Originally Posted by jlh

The tub I got for $17.86 was the "whipped cream" version. I understand there is an actual butter cream version, which is more expensive. The whipped cream version is called "Rich's Bettercreme". Spelled bEttercreme (not bUttercream). Costco will not sell their icing. I called yesterday (at least in San Diego). Maybe you'll have better luck elsewhere in the country.




At my Costco, they have big tubs of their icing sitting out under the baked goods table. I assumed it was for sale, or they'd keep it in back and not on the floor. I've never looked for a price though.

jlynnw Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 5:50am

blondie - check the castle and carriage cakes, and the fairy cake in my pics. Both done in sam's. The castle and carriage show how smooth you can get it, even on the ball of the carriage.

I use the bUttercream for my cakes. I like to use bEttercream for other things. I like it on ice cream cakes and in placees that I need room temp whip cream. Cream puffs, cream horns, Strawberry shortcake on buffet. At school ice cream social, they used it for the sundaes. Lots of options. You can add ganache to it for a chocolate version as well. That is the pic of the chocolate strawberry cake. I use ganache to make both into a chocolate version without much problems. I do not use a big bucket fast so I try to make both from one instead of buying two buckets.

BlondiezBakery Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 3:50pm

Wow! I can seriously not tell you how excited I am about this. I hate hate hate making buttercream, and it destroys my kitchen every time. My DH will be more thrilled about this new adventure than I will, because he can't stand the mess either.

Not to mention, I can only imagine that it is going to save me money....thinking about all of the tubs of buttercream that I have made and gone bad, when I only do one cake every month or so.

Jlynnw...thanks for the pictures! I am impressed...it looks incredibly smooth!

How long does the icing last? If I buy a tub, and only use half of it...how long till it goes bad?

Also, approx. how many cakes would it ice? I am guessing that 28lbs can go a long way.

jlynnw Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 3:59pm

I frosted the sweet 16, the tiara cake, and another cake like the sweet 16 and I have a bit left. I keep the frosting in a cool place and it store for a week or so. If I find that I need to keep it longer, I put it in the fridge and pull it out the night before I need it. During the summer, I keep it in the fridge, the heat and humidity, just like in Dallas, is not good on it. The bake shop keeps it out at room temp for 4 - 5 days. HTH

(thanks for the compliments)

ShanB Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 4:00pm

For those in Canada Sam's club is closing and for this week you can shop there with no membership so if you have a sam's near by this is your chance. Everything is on sale while they liquidate the stock.

Cak3mama Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 4:52pm
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For those in Canada Sam's club is closing and for this week you can shop there with no membership so if you have a sam's near by this is your chance. Everything is on sale while they liquidate the stock.


Wow I work for Sam's Club and I haven't heard about any of our Cleb's Closeing anywhere !?

JanH Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 3:55am
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Wow I work for Sam's Club and I haven't heard about any of our Cleb's Closeing anywhere !?




So Sam's execs left you out of the loop... icon_lol.gif

Here's the scoop:

http://news.therecord.com/News/CanadaWorld/article/495127

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1455762

HTH

Cak3mama Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 4:59pm

Yeah ....they like to to keep thoese things to manangment ..they don't like to talk about closeing stores/clubs icon_rolleyes.gif

chefjulie Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 5:18pm

You can keep the buttercream for MONTHS!! It's the only thing I use now icon_smile.gif Everyone loves it, and all I do to it is add a bit of good vanilla extract.

Mine is also right around $30 for the big bucket. WELL worth the $$. Every bucket has an expiration date on the side, and it's at least 3 months out (Just store in a cool(ish) location- Mine is in a big pantry.

To stiffen it up (for dams and such) I just add PS. Otherwise, the consistency has always been pretty perfect icon_biggrin.gif It crusts VERY well and smooths beautifully.

jlynnw Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 5:24pm

thanks for the info chefjulie. I am not sure I ever had any last that long and it gets quite warm here, so I prefer the fridge. DH thinks AC is a luxury for the rich and famous. icon_surprised.gif

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