everyone is always requesting the whipped icing that walmart has. After much research, I found out that they use Rich's bettercreme. It is dairy free but i dont care if i need milk! So does anyone know how to recreate this? I don't really do VERY many cakes so I can't justify buying a 15lb tub of frosting... I bought the Wilton mix for whipped icing, but to me it just had an off flavor..
Rich's Bettercreme ingredients: High fructose corn syrup, water, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, contains less than 2% of the following: Sodium Caseinate (a milk derivative), soy protein concentrate, polysorbate 60, carbohydrate gum, sugar, salt, artificial flavor, soy lecithin, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, to preserve freshness (potassium sorbate), xanthan gum.
If you're looking for a buttercream that mimics Rich's Bettercreme texture using common ingredients:
(Not necessarily dairy free or shelf stable.)
Good grief I don't get the fascination with that stuff. To me it tastes exactly like Cool Whip. The texture is the same too. You could use Cool Whip but you need to make sure it stays refrigerated.
For a GOOD whipped buttercream, use this recipe:
Several of the cakes in my pics were decorated using that icing, including the Tinkerbell cake, the Tangled cake, and the blue cake with the flamingos. It has a lighter texture because there isn't as much powdered sugar as regular American Buttercream recipes, but it's not light and airy like Bettercreme.
I make mine with a higher ratio of butter to shortening, because it tastes better. But you could use it with all high ratio if you wanted to.
Try the Butter Cream Dream recipe here on CC. It is a nice whipped butter cream. You can add an extra tbsp of milk and let it mix on high for a few minutes.
That is what I use when some ask for something like Costco or Grocery store icing.
staceylillycakes, can you post that recipe, i have looked and can't seem to find it????
1 c. Crisco
1/2 c. Salted butter, softened
1/2 c. Butter softened
1 tbsp clear vanilla
2lbs powder sugar
6-7 tbsp milk
Cream the crisoo for a few minutes. Add butter and cream until smooth. Mix in vanilla. Slowly add powder sugar until combined. Slowly add in milk. Mix on high for 3-5 minutes.
I have to respectfully disagree about Buttercream Dream. While it is a very good recipe, it is not by any means "whipped" in texture. It is very heavy due to all the powdered sugar it contains, and it crusts, which would be a big let down to anyone expecting something similar to a Bettercreme product.
The first recipe I linked to starts with a meringue and granulated sugar which dissolves. Then a small amount of powdered sugar is added in followed by the fat. The WCBC does not crust.
Your local cake supply store should carry a product called Bettercreme or Frostin Pride. Whips up like whipped cream. Can be left unrefrigerated for up to five days once whipped. Sam's club sells a huge bucket for around 16.00. It's already whipped and can be frozen. You have to ask in the bakery.
I think I will give the whipped buttercream a try. It sounds like it will taste the best!