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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by labmom

there are other nonwhip products besides Bettercreme. I don't have my shops product list but we used to get stuck with what ever our supplier showed up with. they were always substituting on us when they couldn't get one they would try another.

If I am doing a big project I do buy the buckets of prewhip bettercreme fro sams club.. they also have the chocolate bettercreme.. it is great not having to whip just take it straight out of the bucket and go...

if i am doing a small project the quarts of bettercreme is nice but over 4.00 a quart is nuts.. unless its a very small cake.

Both the bettercremes work the same. Just that you can overwhip the quarts into thick nonusable stuff and then have to thin with more bettercreme only to repeat.. until you get it right. difficult when your trying to add colors ..always end up with more than needed. I find that bettercreme works well in hot weather if I let it get to and stay at room temp for a while.. if you take it out of fridg or freezer then it is more tempermental. You can freeze the frosted products if you need to.

Gordon Food Service GFS sells the frozen quarts of non whipped.. both in the vanilla and the chocolate. but there prices are high and even more high if you get into the larger buckets with them.
you don't need a memebership with them either.


Sams prices have gone up on both there frooen bettercremes (chocolate and white) and there buttercream which comes in white chocolate and colors but still worth it to save time and money.



Yeah im just going to stick with Sam's (and my find at Kroger, in a pinch) I go through spurts of using the Big pail of Bettercreme... but for the cost its sooooo worth it from Sam's I just need more freezer space hehe so I can keep getting it there! hahah
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post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by CiNoRi

I called Rich's and they clarified this up!

Bettercreme... ANY version is not shelf stable (as in storing a container of it on your counter)... BUT once it is filled into a cake. it is safe to be left out for no more than 5 Days!

So no more freaking out we are safe!!!!



Thanks for making the call. They really need better info on their packaging & website, that's for sure. icon_confused.gif

It's good to know that there are other options in a pinch.

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Rae
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post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

Quote:
Originally Posted by CiNoRi

I called Rich's and they clarified this up!

Bettercreme... ANY version is not shelf stable (as in storing a container of it on your counter)... BUT once it is filled into a cake. it is safe to be left out for no more than 5 Days!

So no more freaking out we are safe!!!!



Thanks for making the call. They really need better info on their packaging & website, that's for sure. icon_confused.gif

It's good to know that there are other options in a pinch.

Thanks,
Rae



Yeah i know!! They have like 100 different "versions" of bettercreme listed on the site.... some say not safe some say good for a few days... some say nothing at all..... "Dear Rich's you'd probably sell more if you were more informative & Clear!!! icon_wink.gif
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post #19 of 26
Where do you find the Bettercreme at Sam's? Frozen food area? Cake decorating area?
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by PJ37

Where do you find the Bettercreme at Sam's? Frozen food area? Cake decorating area?



You have to get it from the Bakery department, but make sure they bring you the whipped frosting... A lot of the time they don't realize what you are asking for and bring you buttercream ... Last time I got a bucket I think it was around $20
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post #21 of 26
i always call sams ahead and let them know what I need and when I can pick up the frostings. They have times when they only have enough for the bakery such as now during now with grad parties and cookouts when they are busy.

If you know what your going to need just give the bakery a call ahead of time I think that they appreciate it. And they get deliveries in several times a week.

and they also have colored buttercream..many colors. i use the black hot pink and they had a tourquoise kind of blue that I needed for the cake last week. it saved me so much time, I didn't have to worry if I had made enough of the color to finish the cake or for an emergency or repairs..

the buckets are around 8-10 pounds or so ( dont have one here to check) but they are well worth the money... consistant color... and very reasonable priced time saver.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by labmom

i always call sams ahead and let them know what I need and when I can pick up the frostings. They have times when they only have enough for the bakery such as now during now with grad parties and cookouts when they are busy.

If you know what your going to need just give the bakery a call ahead of time I think that they appreciate it. And they get deliveries in several times a week.

and they also have colored buttercream..many colors. i use the black hot pink and they had a tourquoise kind of blue that I needed for the cake last week. it saved me so much time, I didn't have to worry if I had made enough of the color to finish the cake or for an emergency or repairs..

the buckets are around 8-10 pounds or so ( dont have one here to check) but they are well worth the money... consistant color... and very reasonable priced time saver.



Good call!
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post #23 of 26
Thanks for the information...I was never quite sure where to get it!
post #24 of 26
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And after a call to rich's ... the "Perfect Whipped" stuff is NOT Bettercreme. So keep that chilled!
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post #25 of 26
Related subject:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-720868-.html

HTH
post #26 of 26

Does anyone know where I can get the colored Bettercreme? I tried calling my cash & carry here in Salem Oregon, & am still working on an answer 6 weeks later icon_sad.gif They called me three weeks ago and said they "possibly" could get it but when I asked them for a price they said they would call me back., no answer so far.

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