Kam Posted 25 Oct 2004 , 2:24pm
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Hi, whenever I make white buttercream I use vegetable shortening because I have only found recipes that use that. The problem is I hate the texture of the icing! Is there anything else I could use that could either 1) replace the shortening without compromising the white color or 2) anything that could cut down on that oily type texture. Thanks! Kam

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Ladycake Posted 25 Oct 2004 , 2:55pm
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You would want to buy a hi ratio Shortening for this.. The one I use that I think taste good is called Sweetex.. I know some people that use a Sysco brand of the shortening I have never so I dont know about it but they like it ..

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 25 Oct 2004 , 4:41pm
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Woo-Hoo!!!!!! High-Ratio Shortening all the way....

It sounds expensive... until you try it. Worth every cent!!!

Kam Posted 25 Oct 2004 , 5:18pm
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Thanks for the information. I have heard of hi-ratio shortening but I read in a cake book that it really only effected the ability of the frosting to accept color. Thanks, I will try it! I have been able to find Alpine brand but do you know of an online store that carries the sweetex?

Ladycake Posted 25 Oct 2004 , 6:26pm
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This is the place that I now of.. I would check with your local cake supplie store and see if they are able to carry it or if they have it all ready..

I have heard a few of the ladies on my site use that brand that your talking about so I dont see why you should not be able to use that..


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