Bettercream Vs Buttercream

Decorating By elchai Updated 15 Nov 2008 , 4:26am by JanH

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elchai Posted 15 Nov 2008 , 3:46am
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Hi, new here! I am used to decorating with buttercream icing. I start work at a restaurant next week that uses pre-whipped bettercream. I have no experience with this!

How does it compare to buttercream for decorating?

I have heard so much about overwhipping, its making me nervous, I have no idea how to use this stuff! Any advice would be welcome!

Thank you!

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kakeladi Posted 15 Nov 2008 , 4:03am
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I have not used the prewhipped - nor have I used that brand but I have used Frostin Pride (another brand of non dairy whipped topping).
It spreads like a dream (when properly whipped) icon_smile.gif
If it's not whipped enough it won't hold piping design &/or melt on you.
It does not take color well - only to pastel shades.
Easily airbrushed for color.

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JanH Posted 15 Nov 2008 , 4:26am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, elchai. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

Rich's Bettercreme comes either pre-whipped (in a bucket) or in milk-like cartons that require whipping.

Overwhipping should only be an issue if you're whipping it yourself, not with the RTU (pre-whipped Ready To Use).

Here are some Pastry Pride decorating hints & tips:
(Also applies to Rich's Bettercreme.)

Handling instructions for Rich's Bettercreme RTU:
(But applies to the liquid once whipped.)

You can sign up for Rich's Bettercreme Cake Pros newsletter:

Melvira's Having Fun w/Bettercreme thread:


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