Crisco Uk Counterpart

Decorating By selya Updated 6 Oct 2008 , 3:40pm by JanH

selya Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 1:26pm
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Hey! This goes to all UK based cake artistsicon_smile.gif I noticed that the best buttercream recipes call for crisco shortening. And I've seen in one of the videos in youtube, it's real white and smooth. Unfortunately we don't have it here. So what would be the closest thing to use? I usually use solid vegetable fat from the grocery. But you see, my icing always turned rough because of the solid bits and pieces. No matter how long I mix it, there would still be remnants, i couldn't make it real smooth.

Any tips?

Thanks! icon_rolleyes.gif

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JanH Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 1:31pm
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Trex or White Flora is a solid white vegetable shortening equivalent to Crisco. icon_smile.gif

Are you using an electrix mixer, preferably with a paddle attachment?

Here's a thread that has really nice frosting recipes...

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selya Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 1:39pm
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Thanks Janh. I will try Flora, as I think it has a smooth texture. Is trex the same as Cokeen? I'll go check both.


JanH Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 3:40pm
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You're very welcome, selya. icon_smile.gif

Sorry, but I haven't run across cokeen in any CC posts so I don't have a clue. icon_sad.gif

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