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post #46 of 118
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-Alexandra
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post #47 of 118
I'm sorry to say that Costco does not sell their buttercream or any other baking supplies to regular customers. I was hoping after reading here that Sams did, that Costco might also, but no. I was very dissappointed to say the least. They must have a Sam's somewhere around NYC. Well for now I will continue making mine but I may try dixie's, a few here seam to love it.
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post #48 of 118
I love, love, love the Sam's Club icing. Making buttercream is a PITA for me. I have no where close that sells hi-ratio shortening. I usually try to get more out of it by using 1/2 shortening, 1/2 butter. Then I never get the right consistency to get a perfectly smooth cake.

Just 2 cakes so far with Sam's (w/o fondant) and using Sugarshack's method, and my cakes look better than anything I've ever done previously. I wish I had pics posted.

I really think the cost comes out fairly close, if I factored in gas or shipping for purchasing the hi-ratio.
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I never met a cake I didn't like.

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post #49 of 118
I went back and read all the posts on this thread. I didn't see where anyone has said if Sam's is a crusting buttercream? I was wondering if you can use the VIVA method?

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Vicki
post #50 of 118
Yes it is crusting and you can use the viva method.
post #51 of 118
I started buying the Sam's buttercream for a cake club at school and now my family has adopted the stuff! I still prefer my IMBC...but ahh well.

Also, I think Sam's is all Thanh Thanh uses...so needless to say you can do amazing things with it. (Especially if you're Thanh Thanh).
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post #52 of 118
I just bought some of this today and can't wait to try it out. I can't get over how cheap it is- I can't find hi ratio locally for less than $4 a pound. That makes my icing about $5.00/lb to make, and this stuff is just over $1/lb. If it works I'll be over the moon.
post #53 of 118
I'm jealous that so many of you are using Sams buttercream and are finding that you can smooth it so well. I did buy some a couple of years ago and although I do like the taste, I could not get it to smooth to save me. Not quite sure how to discribe it, maybe holes that would not smooth out. I could see if you didn't whip it at all that it might look pretty smooth. But, I remember the gal tell me you have to whip it for a long time. And it seems like it crusted too fast. icon_confused.gif You guys that get it really smooth are you using it straight from the bucket without whipping it?

I remember calling the 3 tiered cake that I frosted with it "Shabby Chic"
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post #54 of 118
I use it right from the bucket, no problems.
post #55 of 118
Ok I got my Sams frosting. I have bought cakes with it on it before from Sams and it was wonderful.....this isn't. It doesn't really taste bad but after having some of it my husband and I both had the most horrible stinky sulpher burps! FOR DAYS! We weren't 100% sure it was it, but he had some more a few days later and it did it to him again...so no more Sams for me....I am so upset about it. I really wanted that to work out with all I have going on but there is no way I am going to put this on a cake for someone else.
post #56 of 118
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Originally Posted by patticakesnc

Ok I got my Sams frosting. I have bought cakes with it on it before from Sams and it was wonderful.....this isn't. It doesn't really taste bad but after having some of it my husband and I both had the most horrible stinky sulpher burps! FOR DAYS! We weren't 100% sure it was it, but he had some more a few days later and it did it to him again...so no more Sams for me....I am so upset about it. I really wanted that to work out with all I have going on but there is no way I am going to put this on a cake for someone else.



I can't speak from personal experience, I hate the taste of store bought butter cream, but I remember reading somewhere about mixing some flavorings or something into it... Perhaps that would help you? Just trying to help. Sorry it didn't turn out well! I too dream of a magical great tasting butter cream to appear!
post #57 of 118
Would the Bettercream stuff be sinilar to the whippy icing you can get on cakes at kroger? I have a few ppl asking for whippy icing and i tried to make it but i couldnt get it to turn out right
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post #58 of 118
Does anyone know if fondant can be applied to Sam's "whipped" icing and not melt? I use Sam's But-R-Creme icing and love it!
post #59 of 118
I just bought some Sam's BC over the weekend. $31 for 28lbs! Cheaper than I can make it, you can't beat that! Plus I think it tastes GREAT & I haven't noticed any adverse side effects. I guess it varies by person. I love my Sam's BC & will continue to use it! thumbs_up.gif
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post #60 of 118
I have used the Sam's but-r-creme for the past year and a half or so. It's $31 here (Louisiana).
So easy to work with, and crusts wonderfully. It's great right out of the bucket, or with flavoring added.
I do find that some buckets are more airy than others, and I just use Sugarshack's method of filling my KA and mixing with the paddle to remove excess air bubbles.

Our Sam's occasionally has it out in the retail area, but most of the times I have to ask for a bucket.
One lesson learned last year though, if you need icing around graduation or christmas... get it early! The wouldn't sell it last graduation season because they had so many cakes going out.
So this year, I'm stocking up with extra buckets now!
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