Replacement For Bettercreme

Baking By blue123 Updated 11 Sep 2009 , 4:49am by blue123

blue123 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 4:15pm
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Does anyone have a good receipe for a "substitute" for Bettercreme? I want to compare cost effectiveness. Thanks!!!

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playingwithsugar Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 4:45pm
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There is no recipe for it.

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jewels710 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 4:58pm
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Wilton's has a fairly comparable whipped icing (A powder mix in a box) that was pretty good actually although the price was about the same.
I have also heard that you can buy large tubs (5 lbs of I remember correctly) at Sam's of an icing that is like Bettercreme. Not sure if this still applies as I do not shop at Sam's.

But maybe look around your area for different places to buy your Bettercreme, in my area it ranges from $3.99 at GFS to $6.99 at Independent cake supply stores!!!
Huge difference in the price of that alone!

I LOVE Bettercreme, my only problem is getting the nice smooth finish I desire.

debster Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 4:58pm
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I was wondering about that myself, someone will brainstorm it sooner or later.

cakefetish Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 5:42pm
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JanH Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 6:16pm
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playingwithsugar Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 6:23pm
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Those are not mock betttercreme recipes, despite their description. They all have dairy in them, and therefore are not room-temperature stable for extended periods, the way bettercreme is.

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 6:53pm
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Check with your local grocery stores that use a whipped type of icing, some used bettercreme and others use similar products.

debster Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 7:36pm
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Jan H............................... those sound good even though there are dairy in them. It probably doesn't have that sickening sweet taste as most buttercreams do. Thanks

JanH Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 3:50am
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debster, here's a highly rated whipped frosting recipe:

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/3273/whipped-frosting-made-with-corn-starch

Looking for an opportunity to try it out. icon_smile.gif

evie114 Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 4:02am
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My local cake supply store carries Whip 'n Ice which is similar to the Bettercreme but it actually tastes a little better than the Bettercreme. I buy it in liquid form; the secret to getting it smooth (if you are using the liquid stuff) is to beat it low and slow. If you beat it too fast it gets too much air in it and it gets dry and full of air bubbles. If that happens you can simply add more liquid Whip 'n Ice. There have been times where I beat it too dry and didn't have any more and I used non-dairy creamer to smooth it and it worked great. Good luck to you.

debster Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 1:09pm
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Thanks JanH............... my kids love the bettercream I don't. For some reason I think it's feels like rubber when it dries out. Hahahahahaha....

blue123 Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 4:49am
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Thanks for all of the help! I will be trying these receipes to see what I like best. icon_biggrin.gif

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