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post #1261 of 1302
Melvira - I'm new here and searched for "bettercream" and found your topic. I know this is very old and you are probably tired of talking about it. But, I have a question and after reading 20 of the 80+ pages on this topic, decided to just ask.

I bought some Bettercream at Gordon's Food and tried it last week. I heard elsewhere that it was like Cool Whip and that you can use it straight out of the freezer and that it helps to also freeze your bowl and mixer whip. So, I did all that and after 5 minutes it was very liquidy (like cool whip), so I whipped for another minute, no change. I was unable to use it on my cupcakes and I guess will just serve it at home on jello or something. I did add some Wilton food coloring gel onto the whisk before pouring in the Bettercream so maybe that did something.

Now my question - do you thaw your Bettercream and freeze your bowl and wisk? I'm determined to figure this out because I do like the lightness of this and the taste is pretty good, even plain. Thanks in advance.
post #1262 of 1302
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Hi Chaka1!

You definitely do not want to use it frozen or freeze your bowl. It won't whip as well that way. You need to let it sit out on the counter at room temp for an hour (give or take, just enough to let it become liquid) then pour it into your room temp bowl. If there are still some frozen chunks, just lightly stir for a second to break them up. You can add any liquid or syrup flavoring you want at this point. Then whip on medium speed for a few minutes until it becomes light at fluffy like whipping cream does. When I have a last minute order or am in a time crunch, I run the carton under hot water for a minute, give it a good shake, then pour it into the bowl and stir lightly to help it get to its liquid stage as quickly as possible.

Now, that information is based on using the liquid version. If what you are using is the prewhipped product, you need to not whip it. If you want to add flavor to it, let it thaw a bit, then gently stir in flavoring/coloring. The liquid product in my opinion tastes and works better because I feel that the prewhipped stuff is already that overwhipped consistency by the time you get it. That is how it turns out if you whip it and then let it sit overnight. It sort of sets and then feels very clotty and is harder to smooth. This is why I try to only whip the amount I need. If I do have leftover and want to use it the next day or so, I stir in a little more of the liquid to return it to the soft and easily smoothable texture.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! I'll help as much as I can. thumbs_up.gif
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post #1263 of 1302
Melvira - Thank you so very much for getting back to me. I did have the liquid kind and I'm determined to get it to work. I don't know why I was told to freeze the bowl, etc. I remember when I was a kid and my Mom made Cool Whip, she'd freeze the bowl. I will buy it again and hope I have better luck. Now that I have your tips, I'm sure I will. Thanks again so much for sharing. Can't wait to try it with some flavoring.
post #1264 of 1302
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Absolutely my pleasure. I have to admit I'm not sure what you mean when you say 'make Cool Whip' because the only Cool Whip I've ever had comes in a plastic dish and is already whipped up. Unless maybe you are talking about Dream Whip that comes in the little envelopes? I think with things like that, or heavy whipping cream, a cold bowl is better. But, for Bettercreme, I've found that it definitely works better not super cold. Don't give up, you will get it working!! If you need any other help I am happy to help!
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post #1265 of 1302
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Oh, have you seen the Bettercreme document I created on GoogleDocs? It has the majority of the info from this thread but it's all condensed. If you need the link, let me know!
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post #1266 of 1302
Melvira - No, I have not seen your document on googledocs. Can you post the link here? Also, somewhere on the first 20 or so pages of this thread you had posted pics of some cupcakes you made. I was unable to see them. When I clicked on the link it would say it doesn't exist. Maybe it was too old. Anything other advice on Bettercream is much appreciated. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Yes, you are right, it was Dream Whip in envelopes where you froze the bowl.
post #1267 of 1302
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Ok, yah, I am familiar with the Dream Whip! As far as those pics, I can't recall which ones they are off the top of my head, but when all the changes were made here there were problems with pics, or it's possible they were moved on my site if they were links. If you want to see some of the stuff i've done with Bettercreme you can check out my website. www.TheLostBakery.com (To those who already know me, yes, my webaddress and name have changed. I bought a new building and am rebranding.) Anyway, you can see pics on there and if you mouse over a pic it will tell you what kind of icing, etc. was used.

The Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ARCzpgSS_N4TZGdqcXNqamNfNGdtc3E5c2Ro

Edited for a typo. I rock. icon_lol.gif
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post #1268 of 1302
Can you get this anywhere in Canada?
post #1269 of 1302
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I haev heard that question a lot, and unfortunately I do not know the answer. However, I do know you can attempt to find it through contacting the company at www.richs.com/contact That will be your best bet, unless someone else in your area knows for sure. I am keepng my fingers crossed for you!
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post #1270 of 1302
My experience has been that Bettercream whips much, much easier at room temperature in a room temperature bowl.
post #1271 of 1302
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kentuckysugar

My experience has been that Bettercream whips much, much easier at room temperature in a room temperature bowl.



Yes, thats been my experience as well! Thanks for weighing in on it.
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post #1272 of 1302
I searched but couldn't find the answer..Can I add pineapple juice to bettercreme or will it break it down? I made some Pina Colada cupcakes & want to frost with that...please help ASAP!!! Thanks so much in advance!
post #1273 of 1302
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Originally Posted by SheilaB

I searched but couldn't find the answer..Can I add pineapple juice to bettercreme or will it break it down? I made some Pina Colada cupcakes & want to frost with that...please help ASAP!!! Thanks so much in advance!



You'd be better off to use flavoring, as the juice can make it kind of curdle up. I've done it successfully, and I've had issues with it, and I don't know what I did differently. Perhaps it's just HOW MUCH I used. But I never have issues when I use flavorings like LorAnn. thumbs_up.gif
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post #1274 of 1302
Thanks! Hmmm...wonder where I can find that flavor? No time to hit the cake store...I think our pharmacy & has flavorings,,now to find pineapple! Thanks again!
post #1275 of 1302
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No problem! If you can't find pineapple flavoring, then just try the juice, but add it while it is still liquid and just start with a little. You can add a little more while whippig if you want a more pronounced flavor. Just be aware as you're whipping it. You'll have to sort of babysit it to make sure it doesn't get curdy looking. Another thing you can try is whipping it first, then folding in some of the juice. Maybe try that with just a little and see how it reacts, then you'll know if it is going to work and can do it to the rest. Best of luck.
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