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post #1 of 55
Thread Starter 
Melvira, fiddlesticks, are you out there.....i am trying my first attempt at bettercreme and I am not sure the consistancy is right. and it tastes like cool whip. should i add flavoring??? help I am trying not to panic icon_cry.gif
post #2 of 55
Ok, remain calm!! It's going to be a little thicker than Cool Whip at the ideal consistency. Just keep whipping it until it gets there. It might take a little while. And DEFINITELY add flavoring! You almost can't go wrong... it takes any flavor so well and makes an amazing filling/icing!! Good luck, you can DO it!!
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post #3 of 55
Thread Starter 
thank you. you really are amazing to learn from. I know i will add the flavoring before the whipping, and i'll just expirement from there!!! thanks again.. i am sure you'll hear from me again tomorrow!!!!
post #4 of 55
One word of caution. It goes very quickly from "cool whip" consistency to "overwhipped" so watch. If you do overwhip, you can add a lil more bettercreme to "unwhip" it a bit.
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post #5 of 55
That is very true!! Once it starts to thicken, I DO NOT walk away from it!! Stay close and keep an eye on it because it looks icky when it's overwhipped! (That's why I don't like the prewhipped stuff, it looks like that already!) Enjoy!! And let me know if you need any help! I'm here for ya!!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #6 of 55
I have not heard of bettercreme?? Where can I find the recipe to try it??
TIA
post #7 of 55
Here is my favorite recipe. I found it here.

Buttercream Dream

Serves/Yields:
Prep. Time: 7-10 min
Cook Time:
Category: Frostings
Difficulty: Easy


This recipe was made from trial and error. I made two mixtures of buttercream. One with salted butter which was too buttery (salty) and one with unsalted butter which was still too sweet. So I combined the two and it became the best buttercream I've ever tasted. I use this recipe for all of my cake orders and it is a hit every time!!!

1 stick butter (unsalted)
1 stick butter (salted)
1 cup shortening
2lb bag of confectioner's sugar
3 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
5-6 tablespoons of milk (cold)

Cream butter and shortening. Add clear vanilla extract then add confectioner's sugar. Allow confectioner's sugar to blend well then add milk. For thinner consistency, add more than 6 tablespoons of milk.
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Contributed by: AgentCakeBaker on Saturday, February 18. 2006 at 12:34:07

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post #8 of 55
I'm sorry, there is not a recipe for it, it's actually a product! It's called "Rich's Bettercreme" and can be found in the freezer section of some cake suppply/food service stores. It comes in two versions, pre-whipped in a giant bucket, or liquid which you whip yourself in quart paper containers like milk. (The liquid is so much better!!) If you cannot find it in your area, let us know your relative location and we'll try to see if anyone in your general area knows where to get it! It's amazing stuff! SOOO nummy!!

In a pinch, if you absolutely cannot get it in your area, there is a recipe for a 'mock whipped icing' available. If you want that just let me know, but I will tell you in advance that I have not personally used it. Some people have had problems with it, while it has worked perfectly for others!
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post #9 of 55
I wish I had found this post before my last ice cream cake. It was such a disaster! I had no idea what consistency I was looing for and the carton said DO NOT OVERWHIP so I underwhipped it and it slid entirely off the cake and it was all over my freezer. It was such a mess. Now I know what to look for, I might try it again. And I would love to learn how to make it taste better...to me it tasted like cool whip which I am not a fan of. But everyone raves about using it as a base for fillings so I would love to try it again. I found my carton at Gordon's food service and I haven't seen it anyplace else.
post #10 of 55
Thread Starter 
sweetideas, i know exactly how you feel. I liked cool whip as a kid, but I was suprised just how much bettercreme tasted like it. I was afraid not only of overwhipping, but too much/not enough flavoring so i left it plain.

I did only whip a portion of the carton, but i will use it in the future for filling as opposed to icing unless requested. Ice creme cake would be perfect, but i am not sure it would freeze solid enough

anyone out there to help us?
post #11 of 55
pinkbeesugar, I am also from MI! (Go Tigers!)

I live between Ann Arbor and Detroit. icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 55
pinkbeesugar.. Hows it going today ? And you know I dont know if the bettercreme will freeze solid after its whipped or not I have not tried it ! I dont ever freeze already finished creations ! The bettercreme is awesome as a filling also !
post #13 of 55
Man, for some reason when I posted an answer this morning it didn't show up and I didn't realize until I just now popped in! Sorry!

It's perfect for ice cream cakes! YUM! You can freeze it after it's on there. It tastes awesome with ANY flavoring added to it. For fun, you can mess around with adding various flavorings and put them on complimentary flavored cake/cupcakes. I am crazy about lemon cake with lemon flavored bettercreme, or coconut/cocnut. The best is chocolate malt though. It's amazing! I just use the Hershey's Whopper Malt Syrup and it's SO easy. Tastes wonderful!
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post #14 of 55
HEY MEL So after its on the cake does it then freeze solid enough ? You know how in the carton its still 1/2 frozen! I would like to know my self .
post #15 of 55
Thread Starter 
I second the GO TIGERS!!!! i was actually at the game on wednesday against Clevland for the big comeback!!!! what a great game that was. I live in lapeer actually, sure you know where that is, but the game did put quite a damper on my baking this week.

Took my cake out of the freezer this morning and into the fridge, I am making the giant cupcake for this shower in stawberry, so I am thinking I might fill the middle with the bettercreme and the outside with Billy's buttercream.

I can't get over how light the bettercreme is, its almost like air. I just love it and now want to fill everything i bake. My DH thinks I am nuts, but I am so thankful for this forum!!!!

Thanks ladies and GO TIGERS!!!!!
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