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post #1 of 31
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"like Walmart sells"....short of telling her to go to Walmart....does anyone have a recipe for this frosting? I mainly do fondant cakes and buttercream. She wants something lighter than buttercream.

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post #2 of 31
you can buy it at sams club...you have to check with them first. i have a friend who owns a cafe. she get me some (vanilla) in qt. cartons. i whip it myself. she can,t get the chocolate anymore.. they came in half gallons. and i whipped it myself. so i checked at wal mart to buy some. they told me to go to sams. hth it is really delicious
post #3 of 31
Bettercream is like whipped topping but much more stable. I buy Rich's. You can find it at cake decorating supply stores or I found it at Gordon Foods if you have one of those. It comes in a carton(its a liquid) and you whip it like you would if you were making whipped cream. Check out the forum for flavoring ideas. I thinks its under Bettercream Fun! Oh and it colors with Americolors great!
post #4 of 31
Just as ices said it is sooo yummy and you can do so many things with it, I don't always frost with Bettercream, depending on color/decoration, but I almost always make my fillings with it and everyone just loves it.

I buy frozen cartons of liquid vanilla bettercream (or Frostin Pride or Pastry Pride, I find it all to be comparable) at my local cash & carry, they are also called smart & final in some places, it's a restauraunt supply store open to the public. I don't like the pre whipped stuff from Sams, because I add whatever flavors I want to the liquid and it whips up awesome!

Melvira is the resident Bettercream expert and turned a whole ton of us on to it a while ago, here's a link to a huge post all about bettercream and I'm inserting her description below. Try it you will like it! It does not take color well though, so be prewarned, you will only get pastels if that's a concern.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-601193.html

From Mel:

Rich's Bettercreme (note the spelling... it makes a big difference in getting the right product!) is a liquid that you can buy that whips similar to heavy whipping cream. But, it is a stable icing used for cakes and cupcakes. In other words, it won't break down like whipping cream does. You can usually find it in cake stores, sometimes in restaurant supply stores, some locations even carry it at Sam's club, but not all locations have it. You can get it in a pre-whipped variety, but it's not as good, although it works if you can't get the liquid. The pre-whipped seems to be easier to get your hands on in some areas.

For more information, go to www.richs.com and find Bettercreme under their products guide!
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post #5 of 31
I don't go to Olive Garden and tell them to make me a hamburger "like BUrger King".

My icing is my icing. When I go to Olive Garden, I buy Olive Garden's food. When I go to Burger King, I buy Burger King food.

If someone wants Walmart icing, then I send them to walmart.

No way do I want someone eating my cake and saying, "You paid HOW MUCH for this cake? Gee, it tastes just like the cheap ones in the grocery store!" icon_eek.gif
post #6 of 31
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indydebi....Originally I said that I would only do the cake with MY frostings, however it is for my MIL's best friend so MIL is on my case icon_mad.gif . I told her if it was easy to figure out, I would do it but I wasn't responsible for how it tastes!

I live in a small rural area and don't think I can find what people have suggested here...so looks like she gets my buttercream and/or fondant...or she goes to Walmart!! icon_twisted.gif
post #7 of 31
To answer your original question, there is no recipe for it. It's one of those things that you have to buy, because of it's ingredients and temperature reactions. Some Sam's Clubs or BJ's sell it by the bucket, either in their frozen section or directly from the bakery. See if one near you will accommodate you.

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post #8 of 31
i did forget to say you can,t make it.. not even try to duplicate it.. some people put recipes on here. but it is not even close. i make BUTTERCREAM.. also. but when i am requested to use bettercreme. then i do. the customer is paying me.. i don,t think my cakes that i use bettercreme on.. taste like cheap cakes at all. or i wouldn,t make them... it does not insult me for anyone to request what they like.. never told anyone ideal with to go to sams.. cosco. bjs. or walmart.. i make their cakes and I.. make the money.. hth... SOME PEOPLE ... think their cakes and buttercream is the only one to make.. but i have never felt that way.. i try other peoples recipes on this site. some i like..some i don.t .. but we all like what we do.. thats what it is all about.. this site. sharing everything.. i could go on.. but will stop here..
post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by icer101

but when i am requested to use bettercreme. then i do. the customer is paying me.. but we all like what we do.. thats what it is all about.. this site. sharing everything.. i could go on.. but will stop here..



Exactly. You have to do what is in your heart, and in your best interest.

As for me, I had one experience with Bettercreme, and to me, it was a nightmare. I was never able to get it to spreadable consistency when I whipped it, I kept over-whipping it, then had to add more, back and forth...
and it was at that point that I decided that I will no longer compromise my recipes/icing, etc, because someone wanted something cheaper (I was being reimbursed for the cake, because it wasn't for family, but a close friend).

If I used it more often, I would probably be able to figure it out. Perhaps what I should do is import Melvira the Bettercreme Queen, to my home for a week, to train me on how to use it.

Yeah, Mel, I'm talking about you.

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post #10 of 31
Well I guess I must be SOME PEOPLE. I agree with Indydeb. If it's not something you use, it wouldn't be something I do, regardless of what my MIL wanted. I want peoplet to be able to tell whaat my product is when they taste it and when the see it. "Oh, this must be such and such cake, cause it taste like one of hers"
post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by LaBellaFlor

Well I guess I must be SOME PEOPLE. I agree with Indydeb. If it's not something you use, it wouldn't be something I do, regardless of what my MIL wanted. I want peoplet to be able to tell whaat my product is when they taste it and when the see it. "Oh, this must be such and such cake, cause it taste like one of hers"



And you have to do what's best for you, too, right? That's cool. Whatever it takes to make both you and the recipient happy. Different strokes for different folks.

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post #12 of 31
Depending on what you're doing, to get the MIL off your case you might be able to use stabilized whipped cream.
post #13 of 31
Bettercreme is a non-dairy product that will withstand sitting out. Stabilized whipped cream will not. At least not very well at this time of year, air conditioned environment or not. Whipped cream does not even come close to the texture or taste of bettercreme. My thought is, if you cannot get Bettercreme where you are, be up front with MIL and her friend and tell them "I can't do it!!" Don't make yourself crazy. MIL will have to deal. tapedshut.gificon_cool.gif
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post #14 of 31
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I don't go to Olive Garden and tell them to make me a hamburger "like BUrger King".

My icing is my icing. When I go to Olive Garden, I buy Olive Garden's food. When I go to Burger King, I buy Burger King food.

If someone wants Walmart icing, then I send them to walmart.

No way do I want someone eating my cake and saying, "You paid HOW MUCH for this cake? Gee, it tastes just like the cheap ones in the grocery store!" icon_eek.gif



Well said! You work with the recipes you use because you are familiar with how they handle....if they want grocery store icing, get a grocery store cake! Nothing wrong with Bettercreme....just not willing to change what I do for someone's whims.
post #15 of 31
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Originally Posted by Gingoodies

Bettercreme is a non-dairy product that will withstand sitting out. Stabilized whipped cream will not. At least not very well at this time of year, air conditioned environment or not. Whipped cream does not even come close to the texture or taste of bettercreme. My thought is, if you cannot get Bettercreme where you are, be up front with MIL and her friend and tell them "I can't do it!!" Don't make yourself crazy. MIL will have to deal. tapedshut.gificon_cool.gif



I wasn't suggesting she use stabilized whipped cream instead of Bettercreme and not tell the customer. Since the customer is looking for something less sweet, it might be an alternative that she could suggest to her. I use it for my dad because he's diabetic and it has a lot less sugar than my usual frosting.
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