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