dolfin Posted 6 Apr 2007 , 2:02am
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icon_sad.gif OK, I have searched every where online for hi ratio shortening and the places I've found all charge more for the shipping and handling than the shortening it self!! 52.00 for 50#'s and shipping $82.00. Is there anywhere in southern california that sells it off the shelf? HELP!!!

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missyek Posted 6 Apr 2007 , 2:40am
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Have you tried The Baker's Kitchen? I believe their shipping fee for a 50lb box for Alpine or Sweetex is only $14.00 in the US. This is where I get Alpine from all the time. They are fast and very nice people!

dolfin Posted 6 Apr 2007 , 2:58am
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thank you, that name didn't even come up when I did my search.

BrandisBaked Posted 6 Apr 2007 , 3:03am
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I just got some from Do It With Icing in San Diego. I took the last of theirs though, if you're close to them, give them a call and they can order it for you.

mcdonald Posted 6 Apr 2007 , 3:08am
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I have to ask this... what is the differnence between regular and high ratio?? I see this talked about a lot but have never understood. why would you want to use high ratio over regular??

Mac Posted 6 Apr 2007 , 3:15am
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All I know is that you don't get that shortening after-taste with hi-ratio. And your frosting seems sweeter. Anyone else?

justsweet Posted 6 Apr 2007 , 3:53am
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try here
item number 4003869 shortening cake cube all vegetable (50lbs for $29, local store in Hayward (510) 481-1515, called cake shortening

http://www.sysco.com/aboutus/contactus.asp

Call see if they have a cash and carry store. I buy mine in Fremont, CA for $29 - 50lbs.

or here in Fremont, CA they may have a cash and carry near you

http://www.bakemark.com/ (32621 Central Ave., Union City 510-487-8188, plus recipes)

or

http://www.foodservicedirect.com/index.cfm/S/13/CLID/146/N/4471/Hunt_Wesson_-_Wesson_Shortening.ht (50lbs super quick blend 50lbs $56.45)

dolfin Posted 6 Apr 2007 , 5:36am
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thank you all!! Gotta lot of calls to make.

JanH Posted 6 Apr 2007 , 8:42am
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Here's info on hi-ratio shortening, Brite White/Angel White Icing base, Creme Bouquet extract, meringue b/c's and recipes:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-1098181-.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-34464-.html

I'm pretty sure there is also additional info on where to buy hi-ratio.

HTH

mom2seven Posted 6 Apr 2007 , 6:40pm

Here's what I get
http://www.wineandcake.com/browse.cfm/4,880.html

it's $62.50 for 50lbs and than shipping (to me in texas) is $33. for UPS ground.

JanH Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 1:46am
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Originally Posted by missyek

Have you tried The Baker's Kitchen? I believe their shipping fee for a 50lb box for Alpine or Sweetex is only $14.00 in the US. This is where I get Alpine from all the time. They are fast and very nice people!




Alpine is $73.99 & Sweetex is $85.99.

http://www.thebakerskitchen.com/BAKEWARE_SHOPPE/Baking_Ingredients/Food_Items/Buttercream_&_Shortenings/ready-made_buttercream_&_shortenings.htm

Shipping for this product anywhere in the contiguous USA is only $14.00. icon_eek.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

mom2seven Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 1:53am
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Originally Posted by JanH

Quote:
Originally Posted by missyek

Have you tried The Baker's Kitchen? I believe their shipping fee for a 50lb box for Alpine or Sweetex is only $14.00 in the US. This is where I get Alpine from all the time. They are fast and very nice people!



Alpine is $73.99 & Sweetex is $85.99.

http://www.thebakerskitchen.com/BAKEWARE_SHOPPE/Baking_Ingredients/Food_Items/Buttercream_&_Shortenings/ready-made_buttercream_&_shortenings.htm

Shipping for this product anywhere in the contiguous USA is only $14.00. icon_eek.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif




It show $16.75 for shipping to when I checked, still very cheap. thumbs_up.gif

Kitagrl Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 1:58am

For those who do not want to buy bulk shortening.... I have discovered that generic shortening does not have the chemically taste like name brand Crisco does...and some of it is really nice. You have to shop around different stores to find out which generic is best. Walmart's generic stinks but some of the grocery stores actually have a nice, firm, tasteless shortening. Try it! (Here in PA so far I like Pathmark brand the best of what I've tried).

DianaMarieMTV Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 2:09am

I picked up some generic shortening a month or so ago without really looking at it. I got it home and looked at the label. The ingrediants said it contains "meat solids"?!?!?! LOL, needless to say, I read all labels and make sure I know what I'm getting nowadays. icon_smile.gif ....grosses me out to think about what meat solids might be. Yikes!

JanH Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 2:23am

Don't understand that - my cart total is $87.99. ($73.99 & $14.00.):

http://tinyurl.com/28sxew

Might want to call before placing your order to find out why your shipping/handling is higher than stated on website.

mom2seven Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 2:30am
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Originally Posted by JanH



Alpine is $73.99 & Sweetex is $85.99.

http://www.thebakerskitchen.com/BAKEWARE_SHOPPE/Baking_Ingredients/Food_Items/Buttercream_&_Shortenings/ready-made_buttercream_&_shortenings.htm

Shipping for this product anywhere in the contiguous USA is only $14.00. icon_eek.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif



It show $16.75 for shipping to when I checked, still very cheap. thumbs_up.gif



Don't understand that - my cart total is $87.99. ($73.99 & $14.00.):

http://tinyurl.com/28sxew

Might want to call before placing your order to find out why your shipping/handling is higher.




icon_confused.gif That's odd becuse it doesn't ask for a zip code. I just clicked on your link and it says $16.75 again, odd icon_confused.gif

JanH Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 3:00am

Welcome to the Twilight Zone. icon_eek.gificon_mad.gificon_cry.gif

mom2seven Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 3:07am
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Welcome to the Twilight Zone. icon_eek.gificon_mad.gificon_cry.gif




LOL, Thanks, I'm going to have that tune stuck in my head until I go to sleep now, LOL icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

missyek Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 12:29pm

Okay, mom2seven, how many items did you have in your cart? icon_wink.gif That would increase the ship a bit. I still get $14.00 and get this! it is only $4.00 more if I order 2 50lb cubes!!! What a bargain!! That is why I love the Baker's Kitchen!

mom2seven Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 1:23pm
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Originally Posted by missyek

Okay, mom2seven, how many items did you have in your cart? icon_wink.gif That would increase the ship a bit. I still get $14.00 and get this! it is only $4.00 more if I order 2 50lb cubes!!! What a bargain!! That is why I love the Baker's Kitchen!




I only had the shorting in the cart (tried both brands). Shipping for 2 50lbs cubes was $25.00.

This is still way cheap, it's just odd we don't get the same shipping cost.

all4cake Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 1:56pm

The 50lb of sweetex was gonna run 16.75 shipping but the 50lb of alpine was 14.00


good price on shipping but...

50lb IS 50lb, ain't it?

but the sweetex costs more so maybe the added shipping amount is contributed to having to be extra careful with the higher priced product? maybe?

BrandisBaked Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 3:01pm

Some websites automatically know where you are by your cookies - and calculate the shipping based on your location. Even though you didn't enter that information, they already know - big brother is watching. icon_wink.gif

mom2seven Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 3:04pm
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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked

Some websites automatically know where you are by your cookies - and calculate the shipping based on your location. Even though you didn't enter that information, they already know - big brother is watching. icon_wink.gif




I forgot about this, I'll bet thats way the shipping was off (I'm in Texas). thumbs_up.gif

dolfin Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 4:07pm

Yeah, everything is bigger in TX!! LOL.

You should ask why the shipping is off cause I'm in CA and it is still 14.00.

Melvira Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 4:28pm
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Originally Posted by justsweet

try here
item number 4003869 shortening cake cube all vegetable (50lbs for $29, local store in Hayward (510) 481-1515, called cake shortening

http://www.sysco.com/aboutus/contactus.asp




That's an awesome price, but when I go to the sysco site I can't find the shortening to save my life!! Where are they hiding it? icon_wink.gif Am I just not looking in the right place? Sheesh, you think they'd let you search by item number or something... it's like they don't WANT you to buy it! icon_mad.gif

klundberg Posted 7 Apr 2007 , 6:42pm

I am not sure where you are in so cal, but Pila's Pantry sells sweetex off the shelf. I've only been to the location in Norco, but I'm sure they would also carry it in their Temecula location as well. I don't remember the price though, sorry.

dolfin Posted 9 Apr 2007 , 3:52am

Thanks, I will try Pila's Pantry in Temecula. I am not to far from them. (Well closer than the other places).

madgeowens Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 1:22am

I can't understand why Crisco is getting a bad rap....I use it with butter in my buttercream and its really delicious. Tell me what you all have by way of negatives in using Crisco....convince me...

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