missmeg Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 4:30pm
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Indydebi - ou have renewed my faith in using an all-Crisco or 1/2 butter, 1/2 Crisco BC.

Ladies - do a search for Indydebi's tried-and-true all-Crisco BC using the new zero trans fat Crisco. IT WORKS!!!! The secret is using the Dream Whip - I looked at the ingredients on the box, and it has .5 trans fat in each serving - it put the transfat BACK into the ZTF Crisco icon_eek.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif .

The recipe works like a charm. Thank you Indydebi icon_smile.gif.

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indydebi Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 9:28pm
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Really? that's the reason? Huh! Learn something new everyday!

Seriously, I had no idea. It's the only recipe I've used for 20+ years.

Here's the recipe if anyone is interested. Remember, measurements are approximate because I'm a "until it looks right" cook.

2 lb p.sugar
1/3 to 1/2 cup milk, for consistency
2 or 3 Tbsp clear vanilla
1-1/3 cup crisco
3 tbsp powdered dream whip

baergarivera Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 9:33pm
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indydebi,
thank you for sharing that wonderful recipes. you are so kind. This is the reason i just love this website. Everyone is just wonderuful and always willing to help.

love you guys thumbs_up.gif

toristreats Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 9:42pm
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Can you use water instead of milk? Just curious because I rarely have refrigerator space for my cakes and don't frostings with milk in them have to be refrigerated?

Thanks.

HBcakes Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 9:44pm
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Can I bother someone to tell me where you purchase the Dream Whip? My icing recipe is pretty similar but i've been trying to find a way to improve on it. Thanks so much!!!

indydebi Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 9:44pm
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No, they don't. I never refrigerated mine .... never knew why it was ok, until I found CC .... but I learned the milk and sugar stabilize each other.

jadak Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 9:47pm
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Originally Posted by HBcakes

Can I bother someone to tell me where you purchase the Dream Whip? My icing recipe is pretty similar but i've been trying to find a way to improve on it. Thanks so much!!!




I can find dream whip at Kroger....in the same aisle with things like oil and condensed milk. At my Kroger, it's on the bottom shelf so it's kind of hard to see unless you're looking for it.

Jenna217 Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 9:50pm
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...but I learned the milk and sugar stabilize each other.




Wow..I never knew that! Interesting! You are awesone, indydebi! icon_biggrin.gif

melysa Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 9:50pm
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the PROPER ratio of sugar to fat suspend the molecules that need water to cause bacteria growth. most buttercreams (including real butter and milk ) can stand out at a reasonably cool room (70 degrees F) for up to two days and be just fine.

indydebi Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 9:50pm
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Originally Posted by HBcakes

Can I bother someone to tell me where you purchase the Dream Whip? My icing recipe is pretty similar but i've been trying to find a way to improve on it. Thanks so much!!!




Walmart.....Aisle 8 ..... Next to the jello .... above the marshmellows .... blue and white box ..... "Dream Whip" is in red letters...

(I am in that aisle WAY too much!)

texasbecky Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 9:56pm

I can't wait to try this recipe!!

MichelleM77 Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 11:13pm

A new use for Dream Whip! In my family it is used for a Jell-O dessert at every family function called Seafoam Salad. Sounds appetizing, doesn't it?!?!

ldydb Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 11:34pm

Just wondering what's the problem with the ZTF crisco. I havent had a problem, but I also do a 1/2 crisco 1/2 butter Buttercream because I don't like the film all Crisco buttercream leaves in the mouth. Just wondering?

Superstar2 Posted 31 Aug 2007 , 11:36pm

Thanks for the tip, I can't wait to pick up a box of Dream Whip and give it a try. Yippy, another excuse to bake and decorate.!!!Thanks.

mommicakes Posted 1 Sep 2007 , 12:16am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by HBcakes

Can I bother someone to tell me where you purchase the Dream Whip? My icing recipe is pretty similar but i've been trying to find a way to improve on it. Thanks so much!!!



Walmart.....Aisle 8 ..... Next to the jello .... above the marshmellows .... blue and white box ..... "Dream Whip" is in red letters...

(I am in that aisle WAY too much!)




indydebi, you are my hero. when I see your name by a post, I know that I am most certainly going to learn something good this time again!!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif I have a cake to do this weekend, and now I will try your recipe.

Thank you for being such a wealth of knowledge. You are the best!!! thumbs_up.gif

darkchocolate Posted 1 Sep 2007 , 12:10pm

How much Dream Whip is in an envelope? I have tried a recipe before, but it called for the entire envelope.

darkchocolate

indydebi Posted 1 Sep 2007 , 12:39pm

i cqn get 2-3 batches from an envelope (remember ... i dont measure anymore....I just pour it in "until it looks right". but daughter made me measure it once (pour it in a bowl, then measure what I had) and it all turned out about right.)

MrsMissey Posted 1 Sep 2007 , 12:42pm
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Originally Posted by darkchocolate

How much Dream Whip is in an envelope? I have tried a recipe before, but it called for the entire envelope.

darkchocolate




Each packet of Dream Whip is 1.3oz, it that helps any! icon_biggrin.gif

DegaDee Posted 1 Sep 2007 , 1:00pm

Thanks for the recipe, I'll have to try it. I LOVE Dream Whip, I used to eat it right out of the package when I was a kid icon_biggrin.gif

darkchocolate Posted 1 Sep 2007 , 1:20pm

Thank you MrsMissey and indydebi! I should have been more clear MrsMissey, I should have asked how many tablespoons were in an envelope. Thank you indydebi for letting me know how many batches you get from an envelope.

DegaDee, You mean you eat dry Dream Whip? I don't want to sound dumb, but I have only seen dry (powdered form) of Dream Whip.

darkchocolate

DegaDee Posted 1 Sep 2007 , 2:04pm

darkchocolate....Yes, dry-right outta the package. Like I said...I was a kid LOL. I just thought of it like "Fun Dip" without the candy stick icon_biggrin.gif

darkchocolate Posted 1 Sep 2007 , 11:05pm

missmeg,

Would you please do me a favor and check your Dream Whip package? I have had my box of Dream Whip for probably 6 months and mine has no Trans Fat. It does contain fat, but not Trans Fat. Is your box a new box or an older box?

Thanks!
darkchocolate

mommachris Posted 2 Sep 2007 , 5:07am

heehee hee
thought I was the only person in the world who knew dry dream whip was so tasty.

I used to eat dry coco mix too. icon_surprised.gif
yummy

mommachris

heavenscent Posted 2 Sep 2007 , 5:28am

Ok i have no idea what dream whip is anybody Thanks

manders Posted 2 Sep 2007 , 5:48am

indydebi, thanks so much for the recipie i will be trying it for my cakes next week. i just hate the new no transfat crisco but crisco itself is so convenient in its premeasured containers. cant wait to try!

kjt Posted 2 Sep 2007 , 12:29pm
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Originally Posted by manders

indydebi, thanks so much for the recipie i will be trying it for my cakes next week. i just hate the new no transfat crisco but crisco itself is so convenient in its premeasured containers. cant wait to try!




Oh how I hate it, too icon_evil.gificon_evil.gif
icon_confused.gif Are you talking about the "sticks"-wrapped in foil??? If not, could you give more description of the premeasured containers? Sorry to seem un-informed, but the new Crisco has been playing havoc with my BC icon_mad.gif , and I am very interested in this whole topic!
Going to try Debi's BC recipe this week...

TIA

indydebi Posted 2 Sep 2007 , 12:39pm
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Originally Posted by heavenscent

Ok i have no idea what dream whip is anybody Thanks




It's a powdered whipped topping. You add milk and whip it for a few minutes to make whipped cream to put on top of pies, cakes, jello's, etc.

When used in icing, you just throw it in in the powdered form.

Crisco Sticks: You guys should do a cost comparison on those sticks! THey might be easier, but you're paying out the wha-zoo for the convenience! If you're doing any kind of volume at all, it's way worth your while to measure it. My cost analysis was something like $0.53/cup for sticks .... $0.08/cup for crisco bought at sam's.

kjt Posted 2 Sep 2007 , 12:54pm
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Crisco Sticks: If you're doing any kind of volume at all, it's way worth your while to measure it. My cost analysis was something like $0.53/cup for sticks .... $0.08/cup for crisco bought at sam's.




I've never done the real analysis, but knew it'd be way more-thanks for the eye-opener thumbs_up.gif

mjs4492 Posted 2 Sep 2007 , 1:03pm

indydebi:
your icing recipe tweeked my interest because I use Dream Whip in all my cake recipes - never tried it in icing.

Is this a crusting buttercream? Have you ever tried substituting water for the milk?

indydebi Posted 2 Sep 2007 , 1:15pm
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indydebi:
your icing recipe tweeked my interest because I use Dream Whip in all my cake recipes - never tried it in icing.

Is this a crusting buttercream? Have you ever tried substituting water for the milk?




Yes, crusting. THis is the one that stood outside for over 5 hours (PLUS the one hour drive) in 90 degree heat with severe humidity (and I'm talking the storm broke out within minutes of me pulling away from the reception tent, after the cake had been cut, served and cleaned up)...... and no meltdown.

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