Sam's Club Buttercream Frosting

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cblupe Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 3:33am
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[quote="mareg"]I like to name sure the paddle us toltally covered so to not get air bubbles. ]

???? Would you mind repeating your technique? Thanks.

mareg Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 6:53am
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I have my bowl full enough fo that the paddle is totally covered eith BC. That way all yhe air bubbles go out and you don't make more. I hope this makes this make sense? icon_smile.gif

mareg Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 7:02am
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ForgoT to say I learned that from Sharon Zambitos DVD!

qriosaq Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 7:28am
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Has anyone added meringue powder to this buttercream. I live in Vegas and the summer temps are in the 100s. I've tried this buttercream in August and it was entirely too soft. I've noticed some decorators use meringue powder in their homemade buttercream like Edna De La Cruz. You think this will work with the Sam's Club Buttercream?

cakeflake80 Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 3:35pm
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Hmmm...I never thought to add meringue to it. However if you can add powdered sugar I don't see why you can't add a little meringue! Now I'm in the experimenting mood....going to try it today just to see!

mareg Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 4:51pm
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Let us know how it comes out! icon_smile.gif

4sweet Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 5:15pm
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Does butter cream and SPRED N FILL WHITE ICING the same thing?Can it be used under fondant?

SarahBim Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 7:19pm
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My husband and I drove the 45 minutes to Sam's Club today to pick up mine! I am doing a cake today and tomorrow and am so excited about trying this bc! The cakes can't bake fast enough!! icon_smile.gif

AquariusB Posted 2 Mar 2012 , 7:43pm
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I know this is an old topic, but I was wondering has anyone recently tried the Sams But-R-Creme. I just bought a 32lb tub today and when I tasted it, it taste like plastic icon_sad.gif I thought maybe I needed to doctor it up a little bit and added Vanilla, still taste like plastic. I figure my pallet has changed since I know what home made buttercream tastes like and I'm use to eating SMBC. Just wondered if anyone had this issue. Or if there's any rave reviews.. I may have a neighbor taste it and see how she likes it before I finish the cake for my client.

FullHouse Posted 2 Mar 2012 , 7:54pm
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It tastes just like the icing on the grocery store and Sam's Club cupcakes, not plastic but you can tell its pre made. I use it when I donate large amounts of cupcakes for kids at my children's schools since it really cuts down on my prep time. The kids are always happy with it and I've even had adults ask where to get the icing because they like it and think it would be convenient (until I tell them it comes in 30lb buckets).

ashby1983 Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 3:55pm
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AI am SooOoo glad I stumbled upon this post! I have been asked to make my third and LARGEST wedding cake. Normally I would turn this down, but it's for a good friend of ours. I was dreading making enlightened buttercream. I called my local Sam's this am and can buy a 32 lbs tub of icing for $32!!!!!! I've never measured my icing before. Does anyone roughly how many cakes I can ice with that much icing? I'll have a 6, 8, 10 and 12" cake all roughly 6" tall.

remnant3333 Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 4:10pm
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Ashby 1983, They say the Bettercreme is better to buy and it tastes better than the buttercream.  You might would rather get that instead of the Buttercreme. Sam"s also sells that too.  Just a thought but you can buy which ever one you would rather have.  It just sounds like many people do not like the buttercream that Sams sells.

VKakes11 Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 4:31pm
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So, you all are mentioning Sam's, what about BJ's wholesale? Does anyone know if they sell them as well? TIA

ddaigle Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 4:41pm
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Ok....I'll be the first hater.    I tried it more out of convenience than anything, because home made is cheaper.    The consistance was like marshmallow fluff to me and I did not like the taste.    I even added my extracts....which makes it cost even more.     Never again.    I make my own.  I do have lots of decorator friends that like it.    It's all about your taste preference.  

ashby1983 Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 8:47pm
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AThanks Remnant3333. I'll be sure to check into that!!!!!!!!!!!!

carmijok Posted 27 Nov 2012 , 8:14am
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You may be the first hater ddaigle, but you're not the only one!  I read this post some time ago and got curious so I went to Sam's to ask about the BC and to request a taste.   They gave me a little spoonful and it took everything I could do to not gag in front of the nice bakery lady.  That stuff is awful!  Sure convenience is great, but why would anyone want their cake to taste like it came from a discount retailer like Sam's?

CWR41 Posted 27 Nov 2012 , 8:42am
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Originally Posted by ashby1983 
Does anyone roughly how many cakes I can ice with that much icing? I'll have a 6, 8, 10 and 12" cake all roughly 6" tall.

I'd use around 16 lbs for those sizes (including decorating).

mcpr77 Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 1:00am
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Where do they have it, outside the bakery or i have to ask them at the bakery

ddaigle Posted 24 Jun 2013 , 1:39pm
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You have to ask a bakery staff member and they will go get it for you.  At least that's how it works at my Sam's. 

nancy1409 Posted 18 Apr 2014 , 3:26pm
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AHow long is the frosting good for after you open it??

leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2014 , 4:15pm
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9 months

vervainangel Posted 18 Apr 2014 , 4:51pm
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ADoes it "crust" and smooth well?

sdroyal11 Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 3:31pm
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I buy it all the time. I have a cake business and it's really great icing.

teresadutton Posted 29 Apr 2014 , 4:55pm
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Does anyone know if you can flavor the sam's icing, like add Lorann flavors or add peanut butter to it or add cream cheese? THANKS!

-K8memphis Posted 29 Apr 2014 , 5:17pm
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yes you sure can

teresadutton Posted 29 Apr 2014 , 5:23pm
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If you wanted to make it cream cheese frosting do you know what the ratios would be? How much cream cheese would you add to how much icing?

-K8memphis Posted 29 Apr 2014 , 5:38pm
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i would add 8oz cream cheese to three cups of icing give or take--i would microwave the cream cheese in 5 second spurts to get it to a nice soft consistency--well under 30 seconds total probably--not melted though


something like that


and i think after zapping i would mix some of the icing into the cheese and get it well incorporated to be sure i didn't have a lump issue then add the rest -- you could strain it if it gets lumpy


best to you

teresadutton Posted 29 Apr 2014 , 9:52pm
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Thanks so much!!

Sues cakes Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 6:01pm
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AI recently started buying SAMs club buttercream after reading about it here and I have loved it however I just opened a new container for a cake and this one is not crusting and is thinner than usual. Do you know if I can add confection sugar to it to thicken ur up if not what do you think I should do I have no time to go out and get another batch Ty

-K8memphis Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 7:49pm
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sure you can powdered sugar or cornstarch or both -- i'd just add it to sample amount and see how you like it

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