Are You Using Sam's Club Buttercream, Help..

Decorating By makenice99 Updated 19 Dec 2009 , 6:06am by HowCoolGomo1

makenice99 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 1:56pm
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I have been using Sams buttercream now for my past 2 months. I have tried adding confection sugar to get it to a stiffer consistence to crust. It doesnt help just makes it too sweet. Has anyone found a way to get it to crust? I just can't get my cakes smooth. I tried using the hot scraper too nothing is helping.

Thanks

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Carlymoon Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:04pm
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Did you try adding some merrange powder? (sorry I cant spell it)

Dizzymaiden Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:08pm
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Have you tried making bc from scratch? You will be amazed at how beautiful it goes on (like butta) and sets up firm in the fridge. It does takes some practice - but it taste so wonderful!

diane706 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:45pm
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Are you sure you're not purchasing the "Bettercream" as opposed to the Buttercream? I believe Sams sell both. The Buttercream works beautifully for me. It always crusts right away. I can start smoothing with Viva almost immediately. Have you tried this method?

KHalstead Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 3:01pm
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yeah, I think you're using the whipped icing. The Butt-R-Creme spread n fill that sam's carries always crusts within just a couple of minutes! Unless your house is too hot or something, I've never had a problem with it crusting and I work with it a LOT...I go through 2 buckets a week and it always crusts.

CakeMommyTX Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 3:22pm
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On really humid days or days that it rains I cannot get my Sam's buttercream to crust unless I turn the ac down really low and suck some of the moisture out of the air.
Do you live in a humid climate?

Mensch Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 3:31pm
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The Butt-R-Creme spread n fill that sam's carries ......




now that's just not right. Anything called 'Butt-R-Rream' can't possibly be edible. It sounds more like a hemorrhoid treatment than something you ice a cake with.

CakeMommyTX Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 3:41pm
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Ever heard of Butt Paste?
It's a diaper cream, I think of it every time I buy a bucket of Sam's butter cream..lol
LL

KHalstead Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 3:45pm
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lol......I know I thought the same thing when I saw the name...but my customers love the taste and I do NOT have the time to make 56 lbs. of icing every week (I'm a home-based business, have 3 kids, and that's a LOT of butter and powdered sugar!) Besides........it costs 1/10 of the price per cup than if I make it myself!

diane706 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 3:49pm
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The Butt-R-Creme spread n fill that sam's carries ......



now that's just not right. Anything called 'Butt-R-Rream' can't possibly be edible. It sounds more like a hemorrhoid treatment than something you ice a cake with.




LOL!!!! That is so funny! I could be mistaken, because I'm not at my shop right now, but I think it's labeled "But R Cream" with only one "t".

CakeMommyTX Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 3:50pm
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My customers love the taste also.
I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that almost everyone has had a Walmart or Sam's cake before and they are familiar with it.
That and I hate to make buttercream, it's messy and time consuming and since I rent by the hour Sam's buttercream saves me a lot of money!
Now if they would only sell me their colored bc I would be a happy camper.

diane706 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 3:54pm
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Now if they would only sell me their colored bc I would be a happy camper.




My Sam's sells the colored icing.

CakeMommyTX Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 4:03pm
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Now if they would only sell me their colored bc I would be a happy camper.



My Sam's sells the colored icing.




Where?
I've begged the Sam's around here to sell me some black and red but they always tell me no. It's not in their "system" so they can't print me up a price sticker for the front to scan so it's a no go.
I might have to take a road trip...

millicente Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 4:11pm
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How much is a bucket of Sam's Butter Cream in Texas?

ljdills Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 4:15pm
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I'm in GA and the Sam's here sells colored buttercream too. I always buy the black and red because it is much easier than trying to color it myself. They have several colors (primary and neon).

As far as the crusting issue... I always use Sam's and it crusts wonderfully and it is always humid here.

diane706 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 4:37pm
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Now if they would only sell me their colored bc I would be a happy camper.



My Sam's sells the colored icing.



Where?
I've begged the Sam's around here to sell me some black and red but they always tell me no. It's not in their "system" so they can't print me up a price sticker for the front to scan so it's a no go.
I might have to take a road trip...




I'm in Colorado. I've read several threads where one Sams will sell something and another won't. Go figure! icon_confused.gif

makenice99 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 5:32pm
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Thank you all for responding, I am in NYC and the buttercream is $31 for the big bucket of white and the 5 lb color buckets is $10. I am sure it is buttercream its the one that doesn't require refrigeration. It sits in my kitchen pantry until I am ready to use. I don't know about my house being to hot.

Here is what I do take a few large spoon full depending on the cake size put it in my mixer. Add a few drops of cream bouquet and vanilla, give it a few spins on 2 and then load my bag. I am slow so it takes a good 10 mins to get it iced nice and I let it sit and set while I clean up 30 to 40 mins or more depending if I have to ice another cake in a different color. It doesn't crust.

I have tried leaving it over night and the next morning thinking I can try the Viva method but it is still sticky. I once tried sticking it in the freezer for 10 minutes it worked for a few minutes then it started to stick again as I tried to smooth it out.

I have also used parchment paper to smooth and it too would stick. Should I try putting the buttercream in the frige for 10mins before I use maybe?

diane706 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 6:27pm
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I would think if you put it in the freezer or refrigerator first, your problems would multiply because of condensation when you take it out and it comes to room temperature.

CakeMommyTX Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 8:38pm
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Is this all from the same bucket or has this happened with more then one batch?
You may have just gotten and off batch, I've noticed that sometimes one bucket will crust faster then another.

aej6 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 8:57pm
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OK, stupid question but...do you buy this from their bakery or is it something on the shelf? Would Costco or BJ's be the same as the kind from Sam's? (No Sam's in Boston...)
Thanks for any thoughts....

ally38562 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 9:03pm
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I have the opposite problem with my Sams but-r-creme. It crusts so fast I get cracks/wrinkles in it when I go to smooth it. I even added some milk to it for my last cake and it still did it!

Postal_Cakemaker Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 9:22pm
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Indydebbi's recipe is foolproof!! It's awesome and won't use anything else!! Try it!!

cabecakes Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 9:30pm
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How close is the flavor of walmart to homemade buttercream, because I don't want to sacrifice taste. Not when it's my reputation on the line.

makenice99 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 4:59pm
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I am on my 3rd bucket same problem with all 3. Do you all take it straight from the bucket or put in the mixer? Maybe that is what I am doing wrong. I have the sugarshack dvd and going to try her buttercream but the bucket is so convient. Aej6- you ask for it at the bakery department its not out. I do advise you call ahead before you make the trip the Sams iI buy from requires you order it afew days in advance.

ttehan4 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 5:19pm
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I have been thinking about using the Sams club bucket. I use so much icing in a week that it would save alot of time and no mess to clean up. I make my own and use sweetex so I get a pretty smooth icing and it holds up well. Thats my worry. Will the sams smooth as nice and hold up? I may get a bucket just to try it.

PTBUGZY1 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 5:23pm
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how long do you think the Sam's buttercream would keep if it wasn't kept in the fridge? TIA

makenice99 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 6:24pm
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PTBUGZY1:

Sam's buttercream does not need to be fridgerated. You leave it out at room tempeture. The buckes that I have brought have had a 3 month time span for experation.

nancysmom Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 12:45am
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I live in florida and I paid $ thumbs_up.gif 30.56 for a 28lb bucket of but-r-creme. I do not have a problem with it not crusting.

overindulged Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 3:15am
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PTBUGZY1:

Sam's buttercream does not need to be fridgerated. You leave it out at room tempeture. The buckes that I have brought have had a 3 month time span for experation.




So after opening a bucket, you don't have to refrigerate it? You can just close the lid tight and it will keep for weeks?

joy5678 Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 3:42am
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I've been using Sam's But-r-cream too. Never had a problem with crusting. Maybe your problem has to do with mixing it. I sometimes add vanilla, butter & almond flavoring but I do it by hand not my mixer. Before I began using it on my cakes I did blind taste tests with family & co-workers and it ranked right alongside of my homemade! No more messes & cheaper to make ($31 per 28 lb. bucket). I do use Indydebs icing for stacked & carved cakes & in humid situations because it stands up better (also easy to make).

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