[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.
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?
ForgoT to say I learned that from Sharon Zambitos DVD!
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?
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!
Let us know how it comes out!
Does butter cream and SPRED N FILL WHITE ICING the same thing?Can it be used under fondant?
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!!
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
So, you all are mentioning Sam's, what about BJ's wholesale? Does anyone know if they sell them as well? TIA
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.
AThanks Remnant3333. I'll be sure to check into that!!!!!!!!!!!!
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?
Where do they have it, outside the bakery or i have to ask them at the bakery
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.
AHow long is the frosting good for after you open it??
ADoes it "crust" and smooth well?
I buy it all the time. I have a cake business and it's really great icing.
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!
yes you sure can
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?
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
Thanks so much!!
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
sure you can powdered sugar or cornstarch or both -- i'd just add it to sample amount and see how you like it