Sugarshack Recipe Question Help Again

Decorating By lolobell Updated 10 Dec 2008 , 3:06am by lolobell

lolobell Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 2:45am
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Hi all! What would I do without you guys!

I'm attempting "Sugar-Shacks" Butter-cream recipe tomorrow for the first time and am concerned because I was not able to get the recommended "Sweetex" shortening in time. Is Crisco okay to use????? Will I get a good enough result? If not, do you have any ideas what I can do?


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cakedecr8r Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 2:51am
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I use Crisco. Works wonderfully!!

sweet_teeth Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 2:56am
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You'll be fine. Sweetex is a hi-ratio shortening has microemulsifiers that allow a batter to hold more sugar and liquid.. making it more stable. It's ideal for cake recipes that call for more sugar than the f Don't sweat it.. you're icing will turn out fine! icon_smile.gif

If you use it in cakes (i prefer butter or oil.. ) but it will give a smoother texture and keep the cake more moist than if you use regular shortening.


mommakristin Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 3:04am
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Crisco works fine. I also use Baker's shortening which I get at Walmart too. It works fine as well.

lolobell Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 3:06am
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I knew I could count on you ladies! Thank you so very much. I am breathing easier now. Any other advice on the recipe? Do you know how much her standard recipe makes? I'm making a 10 x4 and a 6 x4.

Thanks again.

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