I have always used Crisco in my buttercream but for my son's first birthday party cake I want to make it extra special. What brand high ratio shortening do you use? Where do you get it from?
The only place I can get it in my small town is at the Bulk Barn - it's their own hi-ratio shortening.
You can buy Bakemark which is a very good brand at CK Products if you are a licensed business. If you are not you can buy it at www.countrykitchenssa.com
CK an sweetex are the ones I use!
i use sweetex and will never go back to regular shortening
Have ya'll ever tried "Penguin" high ratio shortening? I purchased some at my local (well 45 minutes away) cake shop and I love it. I have searched the web but I can only find where it can be purchased wholesale. I need retail.
If anyone has tried how does it compare to Alpine and Sweetex?
I use Alpine and I love it...I'll never go back to veg. shortenings again.
I use Sweetex which I purchased in a 50# cube from Gordon Food Service.
Here's a thread on hi-ratio preferences, and other brands of hi-ratio: