I was reading a post in Spanish and it talked about the new crisco shortening without transfat and the problems they are having with icing cakes. Is anyone having difficuties with it and if so, what can you do to control the problem?
You can switch to a generic brand. A lot of them still have the trans fat in them, just check the label & it will tell you.
I don't have problems with it. Just all the air. I use Indydebi's icing actually. I don't like the results I got from storebrand shortening. I'm not sure if its just me.
If I am remember correctly the 'new' crisco came out about two years ago. So if you haven't had any problems in the last year with your icing recipes or with the crisco then you really don't have to worry about it.
I add a teaspoon of karo syrup and it does fine..
I use the walmart brand veg. shortening. It has the transfat in it.
I use crisco with no problems
I had to stop using the Crisco brand. I was having to many problems with it becuase of the NO trans fat. I now use Hi-Ratio shortening. You can only find this type of icing on-line or at bakery shops. This stuff is AMAZING!!!
I have been using high ratio also(LOVE IT) I ran out yesterday and thought, what would it hurt to use Crisco? Bad move, way to greasy, too soft(if that makes sense) The high ratio comes out smooth, and although more expensive, worth every penny. Crusts so well, can be smoothed with "Viva" as soon as you finish frosting.
I have noticed a big difference in my frosting since they have switched the crisco over. I even called the company and talked with someone and said they should still offer both kinds. My frosting doesn't seem to smooth as well as it use to. I've even noticed a difference in my RBC. I've thought about using 1/2 crisco and 1/2 store bought but haven't done it yet. Maybe on a day when I don't have any orders and I am just playing around with recipes.
I have noticed a difference in the Crisco. It is definitely softer and has more air in it. Thought I was going crazy, having batch after batch of frosting come out wonky after making the same recipe for 18 years! My husband was actually the one to shed some light on the problem. I will have to order some of the hi-ratio stuff, have never used it.
Once you use hi-ratio shortening, it is hard to go back to the regular shortening. Such a difference.
I have had major problems with the "new" Crisco. I use either a store brand or hi-ratio if I can get my hands on any. If you can get hi-ration I would highly recommend it.
The main problem I had with Crisco was that when I added colors, it would look fine. Once I put it in a piping bag the color would start to seperate and it was spotted. I hated it.