HI!! I was wondering if anyone could tell me of a shortening that will crust? I dont make anough cakes to spend the money that it cost to buy Hi-Ratio shortening....so I was wanting to know what shortening works the same? Something that I could buy at the grocery store? Thank you
Try indydebi's recipe here on the site in the recipe section she has a good crusting one that uses crisco
The use of shortening or hi-ratio shortening doesn't cause crusting.
Crusting is caused by evaporation on the outer layer of the b/c and can only be achieved in a recipe that has a greater proportion of powdered sugar to the fat/s used (along with a small amount of liquid).
Meringue b/c's will never crust!
Indydebi's new Crisco crusting b/c recipe:
Luby's Foolproof crusting b/c recipe:
Crusting hi-ratio recipes:
Brite White, Angel White and Snow White are all icing bases. Some cake decorating shops carry these or other icing bases. A google search will turn up Angel White, while Snow White can be purchases in bulk from www.nationalflavors.com