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
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
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.
you may need more fat.
here is my recipe:
and my thread:
Cakemanoh's recipe works great for me:
Here's a bunch of other hi-ratio recipes if you'd like to experiment:
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
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!
Glad you like it!
I also use Sugarshcak's recipe and have great success with it. However, I use 1/2 butter 1/2 hi-ratio.
where do you get Hi-ratio shortening? Do I have to order on line or try to get some from a local bakery?
Hi and Welcome on your 1st post, sarahlc8.
Everything you ever wanted to know about hi-ratio shortening:
(Includes where to buy and so much more.)
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.
Tona...Hi-ratio shortening by Crisco? Where do find that? I would loooove to know.
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?