I am trying to find a whipped, light, and fluffy icing to use on my cakes. I was wondering what bettercream was, and if anyone has something for me to try. Thanks!
Rich's Bettercreme is a whipped non-dairy frosting/filling that is available in either pre-whipped Ready To Use buckets from Sam's Bakery dept. or as a liquid in cartons which you whip yourself (from Gordon Food Service, online or at some cake decorating stores).
Bettercreme is the whipped frosting used by Walmart and Sams bakeries; the ony other frosting choice being the more traditional buttercream frosting called But-R-Creme (by Dawn Foods).
Bettercreme is popular with a lot of people because they feel it is less sweet than either a shortening or butter based American buttercream. It has the additional advantage of being shelf stable for five days (under normal temperature conditions).
Here's a thread with mock Bettercreme recipes which might have some of the same taste/texture characteristics but not the shelf stability:
Whipped frosting recipes:
(Some require refrigerations, some don't.)
Depending on where you're located, similar products to Rich's Bettercreme would be Pastry or Frostin' Pride (which as far as I know is only available as a liquid requiring whipping).
Thank you so much!! I really needed someone to break it down for me and you did an excellent job!
You're very welcome.
And thanks so much for the positive feedback, you made my day!
A boatload of info on Bettercreme as well as recipes using it, and mock versions.