Help...high Ratio Icing

Decorating By felecia Updated 12 Aug 2008 , 1:38pm by eieio1234

felecia Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 12:09pm
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Hello Fourm!!

I have just started using Hi Ratio Short-n. I need someone to tell me if my recipe needs something cause the icing comes out tasting really nice but i'm having a hard time smoothing it.

4 lbs pwd sug
2 tsp flavor
1 cup water
3 cups Hi Ratio Shrt-N
1/4 tps salt

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Tona Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 12:20pm
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The recipe I use for my Icing with HiRatio shortening is
3 pounds sugar
2 tsp flavoring
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups Hi Ratio Shortening
2/3 cups water
It is very easy to smooth and I have had great success when I changed to the Hi Ratio from crisco. Hope this helps

felecia Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 12:43pm
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So on your pwr sugar do you weigh it?...I buy 2 lb bags of sugar. I like your recipe will give it a try to see how icing smooths for me. I just finished a wedding cake and do not really like how it came out with my icing.

JanH Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 5:52pm
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Cakemanoh's recipe works great for me:

Here's a bunch of other hi-ratio recipes if you'd like to experiment:


felecia Posted 22 Oct 2007 , 3:30pm
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suga and janH...thanks..will give what you both said a try...thanks for the the help!!!..i love this site...janH your soo on top of it

felecia Posted 22 Oct 2007 , 5:47pm
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this is the cake i did with the icing...some it slide off the cake but that may have been the weight of the fondant. seeing that freaked me out

AnythingSugar Posted 22 Oct 2007 , 5:56pm
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Your cake turned out very pretty! I use Sugarshack's buttercream recipe and it is great. The taste is amazing and it is easy to work with also. Thanks Sugarshack!

sugarshack Posted 22 Oct 2007 , 6:27pm
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Glad you like it!


tiggy2 Posted 22 Oct 2007 , 6:53pm
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I also use Sugarshcak's recipe and have great success with it. However, I use 1/2 butter 1/2 hi-ratio.

sarahlc8 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 12:32pm
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where do you get Hi-ratio shortening? Do I have to order on line or try to get some from a local bakery?

JanH Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 8:41pm
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Hi and Welcome on your 1st post, sarahlc8. icon_smile.gif

Everything you ever wanted to know about hi-ratio shortening:
(Includes where to buy and so much more.)


SugaredUp Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 9:01pm
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I use the Supreme Butter Cream recipe here on CC. It uses both granulated and powdered sugar. I like the taste, and it's not too bad to smooth, either.

kristina67 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 9:13pm
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Tona...Hi-ratio shortening by Crisco? Where do find that? I would loooove to know.

eieio1234 Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 1:38pm
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I just saw an old post of yours on CC, and you mentioned having a hard time getting a hi ratio recipe that smooths well. I've had the same problem. I like the taste, but it can be hard to smooth. Did you ever find a better one?

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