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post #16 of 44
Okay, you guy's convinced me to get my icing from Sam's club. But I'm confused on what to get. BUTTERCREAM or BETTERCREAM? What is the difference?

What should I buy next time I go?? I'm practicing cakes, not selling them but I do want a good tasting icing. I need something that pipes well.
post #17 of 44
The Bettercream is a whipped icing. Non-dairy.

Then there is the traditional buttercream.
To me, they have both worked well for frosting and borders. I have not tried to make flowers or anything else with either or them.
post #18 of 44
I just got the sam's buttercream in june for a wedding cake to cut my time down it was the worse thing to try and smooth I had to cover the whole cake with lace to hid all the flaws then it was way oily I remixed is added flavor it was no way to doctor it up as I had read on here before I bought it. to sum up my feelings on there buttercream I HATE IT! I tossed have the 26.00 bucket away.
I sugest you try a small batch before you get that big bucket and not go off of what you read here as I did.
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post #19 of 44
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Originally Posted by blessBeckysbaking

I just got the sam's buttercream in june for a wedding cake to cut my time down it was the worse thing to try and smooth I had to cover the whole cake with lace to hid all the flaws then it was way oily I remixed is added flavor it was no way to doctor it up as I had read on here before I bought it. to sum up my feelings on there buttercream I HATE IT! I tossed have the 26.00 bucket away.
I sugest you try a small batch before you get that big bucket and not go off of what you read here as I did.




I'm wondering if they sold you an old bucket of Buttercream. Or one they had sitting out. And also different areas of the US may get different types of buttercream. But your suggestion is a good idea for anything you want to try.
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post #20 of 44
I don't know what ya'll are getting but I have never once had to remix, add sugar, add flavor to the spread 'n' fill/buttercream from Sam's. Not once has anyone had to pre-order at the club I work. I wouldn't suggest doing string work with it...they break. It doesn't crust as well as other shortening based buttercreams. I don't have a problem with smoothing it unless it's one I've used at home. I used it for those fundraiser minis in my photos. It's around 26 dollars for 28lbs. That is the only size of spread 'n' fill/buttercream in white.

Sam's sells smaller buckets of COLORED buttercream for 9 dollars and some change. I don't think that the colored ones are fair to use if you are judging taste....Some of the colors(black, hot pink...) are nasty!

The whipped/Bettercreme is sold in 18lb buckets for 22 dollars and some change. That is the most wretched stuff to work with...oh just try to work with it longer than 30-45 minutes and you'll be fighting off air bubbles from hell!

FYI...Sam's bakery sells pretty much everything(containers, boards, boxes... with the exception of the cake kits and decorations(confetti, pop tops, gels, cupcake picks...).
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post #21 of 44
Ok does anyone know if they seel this stuff at the Super Walmart or at BJ's. See I don't have a Sam's clun near me. I do have a Super Walmart about 15 min away and I have a BJ's two blocks from my house. If anyone knows please let me know. Thanks icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
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post #22 of 44
The bucket I got was labeled to expire in sept. maybe I'll try a different sams try it agian after I taste it in the store no I take that back I will keepmaking my icing thanks tho
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post #23 of 44
I've used two diffrent buckets. One from walmart and one from sams. They both got oily. The texture is ok, but the flavor yuck! Never, never again on the spread and fill buttercream. I have heard good things about the bettercream, but haven't tried that myself.
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post #24 of 44
blessBeckysbaking, if it was bad, you should've taken what was left back and got a refund. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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post #25 of 44
I am on my second bucket of the buttercream and have not had any problems with it. Everyone that has had a piece of cake that I have made and decorate has really liked it. To me the price is good and cost effective. I figured up what it takes to keep making homemade and it just makes sense to use the Sams Club icing. Time wise it is so much easier to open up that bucket too! Just my opinion. icon_rolleyes.gif
post #26 of 44
Has anyone tried the Bettercream icing from GFS (Gordon Food Service). I hear that is around the same price and really good?
post #27 of 44
I tried the Sams buttercream for the first time a few weeks ago. Honestly, I really wasn't impressed at all. It tastes like canned icing to me, nothing like homemade. Now if I know the person ordering from me just wants a cool looking cake and will order from WalMart if I don't make it for them, then I don't care to use it, because it's the same they'd get from WalMart anyway. But if it's someone that loves that homemade icing, then I'm not about to cheat them out of that.

I do notice, though, that if I color my homemade buttercream, sometimes the colors separate after a day or two, so I can't really reuse leftover icing. The Sams buttercream seems to be better about that, so right now I'm making homemade icing for the main part of the cake, and using what I have left of the Sams icing for bright or dark colored details on the cakes. I probably won't buy more, though, once this is gone.
post #28 of 44
I've never really tried the Sam's buttercream. Just better for me to make it myself. Having said that no on in my family cares for it. They've all had cakes with it since my aunt started decorating. When you've had it on every cake you've ate for over 20 yrs it gets yucky...lol. I bought the Bettercreme so we can have an icing we all like. Hubby's family on the other hand just loves the Buttercream that I make. No one decorates in their family so grocery store cakes it is.
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post #29 of 44
Well I actually prefer the Bettercreme over buttercream, but I don't do a large enough volume of cakes to make it worth it to buy a tub of it. Not to mention that I don't have an extra fridge for storing it yet. Hopefully I'll have a larger volume of business AND more storage space soon! icon_smile.gif
post #30 of 44
I have never bought the sam's icing personally, but have tasted a cake that used it and for me I thought that it was really sweet and left a nasty film afterwards. If you want pre-made icing, I live here in Indiana, and Country Kitchen Sweet Art, www.countrykitchensa.com is here. They have the best pre-made icing that I've ever tasted. I've tasted the sam's, Kroger, and Meijer. I make my own because I prefer the taste a lot better, but if I'm in a hurry I use theirs. They use the high ratio shortening in it. I personally think that it's worth the $39 for the 25lbs if you're in a hurry or want to have some on hand for back up.
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