Homemade Buttercream Or Pre-Made?

Decorating By luvlaugh Updated 12 Apr 2010 , 3:55am by Mama_Mias_Cakes

luvlaugh Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 4:10am
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Which one is better for icing and decorating a cake?

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eccl1-12 Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 4:17am
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The only premade one I have tried is wilton brand. Yuck. If there are others that are better; which wouldn't take much, then maybe that would be ok, but as it stands IMO, it is a hands down for home made.

Don't get me wrong, Wilton does a lot of wonderful things, and I love most of their product. But their Decorators buttercream and their fondant leave a lot to be desired in the flavor dept.

mamawrobin Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 4:37am
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Personally I like to make my own. It taste much better than any pre-made I've tired. I use Indydebi's receipe (found in the "most saved" in receipes.

Sweet_Guys Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 1:36am
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We have our own homemade version that works great.


Rachie204 Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:11am
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I have tried around 6 different homemade buttercreams (crusting and non crusting) and have not found anything that I like as much as Sams club vanilla Buttercream....it's delicious, smooth and everyone who has had it likes it. Plus it's only $31 for 29lbs...pretty reasonable. I also discovered I can add cocoa and make instant chocolate buttercream.

Joybeth Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:21am
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Sorry to get off the subject but does the sams club buttercream crust?

nicoles0419 Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:27am
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i always make my own!!

Rachie204 Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:30am
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JoyBeth~ There are a few different kinds....the kind I get is But-R-Cream (or something similar to that) and yes it crusts Beautifully!

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:55am
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I make my own. I tried several recipes and combined what I liked best from different ones to come up with a pretty darn good BC. icon_biggrin.gif I find that the pre-made ones, like Wilton's, have a chemical aftertaste.

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