How Much Do You Pay For Sweetex?

Decorating By rharris524 Updated 20 Jun 2009 , 4:59pm by glendaleAZ

rharris524 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 4:42am
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I was at my local cake decorating store and decided to try some Sweetex. The price wasn't marked and I knew that it would probably cost more than Crisco but holey cow! It was almost 13 dollars for 16 ounces! Is that right or are they just way expensive?

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rharris524 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 4:49am
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geez...I just looked online and it is closer to $4 per pound. I've always hated that damn store! I know that they need to keep a roof over their heads...I get it, I really do but that is a little bit of a ridiculous mark up.

cocorum21 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 10:59am
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I just ordered 50lbs from jester's for 79.99 cakecentral code to get 10% off

smb34 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 12:47pm
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Where is jester's? Do they have a website and will they deliver anywhere?

I paid $100.00 for my last 50lb cube

cylstrial Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 2:57pm
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Originally Posted by smb34

Where is jester's? Do they have a website and will they deliver anywhere?

I paid $100.00 for my last 50lb cube




It's f o n d a n t s o u r c e. com. (Sorry, I had to space it out so that it won't get blocked.

dutchy1971 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 3:38pm
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I pay $10.99 for 3lbs at the local supply store. We ordered 50lb cube, delivered its was $120

smb34 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 4:08pm
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thanks for the info!

glendaleAZ Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 4:17pm
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at my local cake supply store I paid $10.79 for 4lbs.

__Jamie__ Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 4:33pm
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Is that ABC? I'll pick some up when I'm at the Nick Lodge thing at the end of the month. No way can I trust that stuff through the mail this time of year. I'm not giving up on shortening based icing just yet. Gotta use it sometimes apparently.

glendaleAZ Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 4:59pm
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Hi Jamie,

Yes ABC -- Don't ya just LOVE ABC!

They had three sizes. I purchased the 4lb., but they had a smaller container and a much larger bucket, maybe 8-10lb bucket.

I've never used sweetex before, I've only used Crisco (never had problems), but I've heard that you'll get a much smoother texture and spread with a hi-ratio shortening, so I thought I'd give it a try on my Son's, Girlfriend's birthday cake.

Tammy

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