Brand/kind Of Butter To Use

Decorating By SugarSugarDesserts Updated 28 May 2010 , 8:26pm by jqorso

SugarSugarDesserts Posted 28 May 2010 , 7:49pm
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What brand of butter does everyone use in their buttercream?

Is one brand any better than another?

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LisaMarie86 Posted 28 May 2010 , 8:02pm
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I use the sweet cream salted butter from sams club.

3GCakes Posted 28 May 2010 , 8:09pm
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Ditto LisaMarie86...

I use the salted and unsalted from Sam's when I can.

Navyempress Posted 28 May 2010 , 8:09pm
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I also get mine from Sams Club, although I use unsalted, and occasionally when I find cream on sale, I make my own..

LisaMarie86 Posted 28 May 2010 , 8:18pm
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Ive used both before but buy the salted for other things too so always have it on hand when I need a quick batch of buttercream

cs_confections Posted 28 May 2010 , 8:19pm
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I use Land O Lakes. I don't know if one is better than another for buttercream, though. I have just always used it for baking so I use in my bc, too.

mamawrobin Posted 28 May 2010 , 8:21pm
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I also use Land O Lakes. Unsalted of course.

Elaine2581 Posted 28 May 2010 , 8:24pm
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I use the store brand from ALDI; a small discount store; sells usually for about $1.89 per pound. I use the unsalted in my buttercream and the salted in my cakes unless the recipes specifies otherwise. No problems and love it when it is on sale for $1.49 but sometimes it is over $2.00 which is probably still cheap compared to Lake O Lakes.

jqorso Posted 28 May 2010 , 8:26pm
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If I really want to splurge I get Kerrygold butter []. It's an Irish butter and it's so rich and creamy. I make rolls just to have an excuse to eat it! We call it "crack" butter at my house because it's addicting. icon_smile.gif mmm butter. Anyway, it makes the best buttercream (swiss, american, you name it). Oh, but it tends to be a bit softer and more expensive than other butters.

So if you really want to treat yourself try it.

I would only use it on client cakes tho if I charged for a deluxe flavor.

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