Baking By babydeer115 Updated 28 Jan 2010 , 1:50am by Melvira

babydeer115 Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 7:33pm
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I am trying to find a whipped, light, and fluffy icing to use on my cakes. I was wondering what bettercream was, and if anyone has something for me to try. Thanks!

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JanH Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 12:22am
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Rich's Bettercreme is a whipped non-dairy frosting/filling that is available in either pre-whipped Ready To Use buckets from Sam's Bakery dept. or as a liquid in cartons which you whip yourself (from Gordon Food Service, online or at some cake decorating stores).

Bettercreme is the whipped frosting used by Walmart and Sams bakeries; the ony other frosting choice being the more traditional buttercream frosting called But-R-Creme (by Dawn Foods).

Bettercreme is popular with a lot of people because they feel it is less sweet than either a shortening or butter based American buttercream. It has the additional advantage of being shelf stable for five days (under normal temperature conditions).

Here's a thread with mock Bettercreme recipes which might have some of the same taste/texture characteristics but not the shelf stability:

Whipped frosting recipes:
(Some require refrigerations, some don't.)

Depending on where you're located, similar products to Rich's Bettercreme would be Pastry or Frostin' Pride (which as far as I know is only available as a liquid requiring whipping).


babydeer115 Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 1:02am
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Thank you so much!! I really needed someone to break it down for me and you did an excellent job!

JanH Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 1:35am
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You're very welcome. icon_biggrin.gif

And thanks so much for the positive feedback, you made my day! thumbs_up.gif

Melvira Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 1:50am
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A boatload of info on Bettercreme as well as recipes using it, and mock versions. thumbs_up.gif

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