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Sams Bucket of Buttercream Icing

post #1 of 44
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I know this topic has been spoken of before, but I can't find where it's located.

Last night my DH and I went to Sams. I went to the bakery and inquired about the icing, and when my DH saw the price he said "that's going to go bad on you!" he took the bucket of icing out of the basket, LOL, and since it expires in Nov., he thinks the icing won't be any good since it's so hot right now.

I wanted to know if any of you purchased the bucket of icing from Sams and if it's worth the 26.00? or any input you can give on the subject.

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Melanie
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post #2 of 44
I didn't know Sam's sold icing. Thanks for letting me know! I'm a Sam's club Junkie icon_smile.gif

How much icing do you get for $26? Can you freeze any of it? Have you ever tasted it? Is it good? I'm tired of making homemade icing, I would buy some.
post #3 of 44
I didn't know they sold icing either...hmmmm!
post #4 of 44
Don't get too excited... they have switched manufacturers, and it's nasty! Super sweet and seperates (gets oily in the bucket) I bought some, but was embarraced to put my name on a cake made with that stuff. Tastes like a cheap grocery store cake. Just my opinion, but it's deffinately not for me!
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post #5 of 44
I get my Bettercreme from Sam's but haven't tried the Buttercreme. The Bettercreme comes frozen. I just put it into smaller containers and refreeze.
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post #6 of 44
It is so much cheaper to make your own and much better tasting.
post #7 of 44
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I didn't know Sams sells frozen buttercream. I forgot to tell ya'll that the bucket is 28 lbs.? I know the homemade is so much better, but I was having thoughts that it would be so much faster if it were already premade. Now, I don't know if I want to buy it if it's oily! icon_sad.gif

Thanks for all the info.
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post #8 of 44
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Originally Posted by butterflyjuju

I get my Bettercreme from Sam's but haven't tried the Buttercreme. The Bettercreme comes frozen. I just put it into smaller containers and refreeze.




Butterflyjuju,

Do you get the Bettercream from the bakery dept. or is it in the cooler in the store?
post #9 of 44
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Originally Posted by KylesMom

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Originally Posted by butterflyjuju

I get my Bettercreme from Sam's but haven't tried the Buttercreme. The Bettercreme comes frozen. I just put it into smaller containers and refreeze.




Butterflyjuju,

Do you get the Bettercream from the bakery dept. or is it in the cooler in the store?



You have to get it in the bakery dept. usually the manager of bakery will have to special order it for you.

I own a grocery store, and I would never want to sell a cake with the BUTTERCREME frosting. It is not very good, I am almost sure it is Richs (WalMart uses Richs). The BETTERCREME, is awesome, I personally think it is better than homemade, and it is shelf stable when on a cake. The BETTERCREME is the whipped stuff, it comes in a bucket frozen and like the previous poster said, take small amounts out and thaw as you need it.

I have not found a manufacturer of buttercreme that I like. I have tried several different manufacturers and they all have that artificial, preservative taste to them. I prefer the homemade buttercreme, its much tastier.
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post #10 of 44
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Originally Posted by butterflyjuju

I get my Bettercreme from Sam's but haven't tried the Buttercreme. The Bettercreme comes frozen. I just put it into smaller containers and refreeze.



Where at in Sam's do you get the BETTERCREME? How big a container and how much?
post #11 of 44
I've used Sam's BC on every cake I've done this year. I love it. I do mix it in my mixer really good before using it though. Like peacockplace said it seperates. I sometimes add powdered sugar to it to make it thicker. I just bought some 2 wks ago & it was seperated pretty bad I guess from the heat. I put it in my KA & mixed it for about 10 min before I used it. It was fine. It is a lot sweeter then homemade but for me it saves lots of time so I use it. I'm lazy! icon_rolleyes.gif I also use the bettercream but don't like it as much. It looses it's thickness too quick. Yes, you can freeze both the BC & Bettercream. I have some in the freezer now. Try it it's worth the try! I can decorate a wedding cake (8",12", 16") & do decorations on it & a grooms cake the same size & decorations on it & have some left over. It's worth the $26 & the time you save from not having to make homemade. Oh, I also add flavoring to it. I say give it a try~
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post #12 of 44
28 lbs for $26 & you get it at the bakery counter, you have to ask for it~
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post #13 of 44
I must have got a bucket before they switched companies then, because I liked the bucket I got from Sam's. It lasted a really long time and it doesn't have to be refrigerated or frozen. The bettercreme is about 22 dollars for a 10 gallon bucket and the buttercreme is 26. I added up the cost of what it would take for me to make that much icing and it was worth it to me. The taste was fine and none of my customers have complained. It was just too easy to open up a bucket and ice a cake. Now, I must say that I wouldn't use it for a wedding cake. For a wedding cake, I feel the customer is paying too much to get icing from a bucket. I usually make Earlene Moore cream cheese buttercream for that. But for sheet cakes and character cakes, etc. I have used the buttercreme.
post #14 of 44
I use both the buttercream and Rich's Bettercream from Sams Club.
It is actually cheeper for me to buy the bucket of buttercream than to make my own. (also saves my mixer)
I can flavor it and color it with no problems. I have not had any problems with it seperating or being oily.
The buttercream is made for Sams/Walmart by a company called Dawn foods or something like that. (maybe called Dawn food products?)
I was talking to the bakery manager about it once.
I always call about 2 days before I go to pick it up to make sure that they have a bucket available.
post #15 of 44
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Thanks everyone for all the great info. tcturtleshell, you answered all the questions I forgot to ask. Since you use the icing frequently, does it hold up well in humid weather?

I forgot to mention that it also comes in chocolate in case you all didn't know.
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