I'm a hobby baker and have a few cakes that I'm working for this weekend. To save time, I'd like to purchase a tub or bucket of pre-made buttercream from my cake supply store. Has anyone done this before? I'm wondering if it'll be a bust.
If you have a Sam's in your area, the bakery department will sell you a 5 gallon bucket of buttercream for about $30. Quite a few people here use it to save time. I prefer the chocolate over the vanilla. I don't like Wilton's premade at all.
thanks for the tip! I can't believe you get so much for just $30
Just a word of warning, Sam's stuff contains neither butter nor cream. Which is why they call it But-R-Creme.
I personally do not like commercially made/bought buttercream because it isn't tasty... at least for me... I make all my buttercream because I want to give something that I would myself enjoy eating... some people do love the taste of those supermarket cake icings... to me it tastes like shortening..
my homemade buttercream doesn't contain butter or cream either.
Normally, I prefer to make my own but if you read my initial post, I have too many cakes to do this weekend and I don't have time to make it (I'm a SAHM to a 3 year old and a 2 month old, my days are pretty hectic as it is already). So I saw this as a solution to my problem.
Thanks for your opinions though.