Where do you guys order yours from? I have been using the Alpine, but i can't remeber where i ordered it from last time.
I got mine from Fondantsource.com in a 50 lb box.
ive seen it on sugarcraft, not really anywhere else
Oh gosh I almost don't even want to talk about this!! LOL I'm in Canada and I had a big thread last week of where to get it Canada...... which is not that easy! Since you're in the U.S., I'm pretty sure Sweetex is available at Global Sugar Art. I remember reading last year that he doesn't ship it during the summer months. I'll look at a few other places, I know there were alot of places in the U.S. HTH!!
I get mine from a local shop, but it's named something funky I've never had anyone else mention using before - PS99. Works wonderfully though.
We buy ours at a shop in Dallas in 50lb. blocks - that is a LOAD of shortening!
I use the PS99 in 50# blocks, LOVE IT!! I get it at the local cake shop.
Why are certain names blocked as shown in brackets in the above postings? Are we not allowed to use brand names? I've seen brand names of powdered sugar, cakes mixes, shortening, etc. on here as well as specific websites so I'm confused.
why is it called high-ratio shortening? Higher ratio of fat, trans-fat, what?
Dolly, where in Dallas do you buy the HRS? Whats the name of the store?
From what i have read it is called hi ratio, because it is used in recipes that have a high ratio of sugar to other ingredients. It is made with emulsifiers and is more temp. stable.
I'm in Dallas. Cake Carousel sells hi ratio but it's not Sweetex it's made by Wesson. You can get it by 50lb or 4lb ($8.50) incremements.
Cakes Amore in Plano also sells hi ratio but their brand is Verme or something..I had never heard of it and it's $2.15 a lb. I wish I knew which one was going to be better because the price is basically the same.
By the way is $2.00 a lb normal? I've never used or costed out hi ration but I really want to try it to see if it makes a difference.
I usually pay $2/lb or a little less..
I just bought some from www.fondant source.com (remove the space) it was $89 for a 50lb block