............ A local grocery/bakery had been using this awful substitute for buttercream. They make customers think they are in fact getting buttercream.........
There is a big taste difference between b'cream and Bettercreme, Pastry Pride & Frostin Pride.
Bettercreme is much lighter in mouth taste - like whipped cream (well, Cool Whip) whereas b'cream has a heavier taste/mouth feel. I don't see how anyone can compare the two as one in the same.
I bet you are not whipping the Bettercreme enough OR maybe overwhipping it. I used Frostin Pride not Bettercreme (though the two products are very, very similar). It had to be whipped *just right* or it wouldn't hold piping. If it was over whipped it would be very hard to pipe with and would crack after it was on the cake about an hour :( Basing my knowledge on Frostin Pride it IS very light to work with and takes a much lighter hand to pipe with it.
Edited by kakeladi - 8/1/13 at 9:18pm