Specific Brand Of Shortening For Buttercream?

Decorating By beagledog100 Updated 24 Jul 2008 , 3:12am by MichelleM77

beagledog100 Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 6:18pm
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For those of you that make buttercream with shortening, do you recommend a specific brand? I have been using Crisco, but I'm wondering if it really makes a difference if you use a different brand.

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AlamoSweets Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 6:41pm
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After Crisco took out the trans fat I have tried many brands and swear by Bakerite. It gives the same results the old Crisco did.

beagledog100 Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 6:57pm
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Originally Posted by AlamoSweets

After Crisco took out the trans fat I have tried many brands and swear by Bakerite. It gives the same results the old Crisco did.




I've heard that old Crisco was better, but since I've only recently started making buttercream I have no reference.

Can Bakerite be purchased at a grocery store or is it only at specialty shops?

AlamoSweets Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 8:18pm
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It is at my local grocery. Some of the store brands still have some trans fat. You are sure to notice the difference.

kcat3740 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 1:27am
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I also switched to my local grocery stores brand becasue it still has some trans fat in it.....I live in fear of the day they take it out of that brand also!!! icon_lol.gif

Karon

MichelleM77 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 3:12am
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I went hi-ratio and now use Alpine (get it at your cake supply shop, not grocery). Another good brand is Sweetex.

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