Please, Help!!!! Shortening Problem, So Mad At Myself!!!!

Decorating By bourbs Updated 26 Jun 2009 , 7:59pm by mbt4955

bourbs Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 4:00am
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Pleeeeease Help!!

Grrrrr, I didn't want to use Crisco because of all the problems people are having with it now, soooooo, I grabbed one that had fats in it.

Short description, I'm making a 2 tier topsy turvy cake with buttercream underneath mmf fondant.

As I was mixing my buttercream, I thought the shortening seemed a little "different" texture" but did I check? noooooooo. I went ahead and finished making it for tomorrow and checked after. icon_cry.gif

The shortening is vegetable oil and "meat" fats!!!!!!! Oh dumb, dumb, dumb
Am I going to have to re-make this buttercream with another shortening, or will this be ok? I don't have a clue, but I have a fear, lol
I'm worried about it holding up under my fondant, ohhhhhh monkey!!!!

So mad at myself!!! Help
Marie

10 replies
amoos Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 4:10am
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No clue about the shortening you used.....not sure the difference b/w regular crisco and the "meat fat" one???? But, I haven't had any problems with the new crisco, surprisingly I actually think my BC tastes better! Go figure.....hope someone will have a better answer for you icon_smile.gif

bourbs Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 5:03pm
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I'm bumping this if thats ok as I really need an answer today please anyone? icon_cry.gif

Marie

PS I've read around a bit and I "think" I may be ok after all, but I want to be sure

Thanking you, Marie

MrsNancyB1 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 5:09pm
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I'm curious, is this cake for yourself and your family or are you making it for a paying customer?

The reason I ask is this. There are people who have dietary restrictions when it comes to meat. For example, my family and I do not eat pork for religious reasons, and the shortening you are referring to has lard in it (ie pig fat). If I were served a piece of cake that had lard in it, I would be really upset about it.

I'm just offering another perspective, but I'm not really sure if that buttercream will be just fine or not. I'm sorry.

Good luck!

SUELA Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 5:16pm
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Meat fat would be like was mentioned pork fat, it's also referred to as lard or suet. Lard is rendered whereas suet is not.

mandyloo Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 5:16pm
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how does it taste? How's the texture?

bourbs Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 5:22pm
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Very good point about the religious perspective! This cake is actually free for my husbands Godchild who is turning 15.
There are no dietary restrictions. It tastes fine and the texture is fine.

What I'm worried most about is the fondant over it. I don't want to have a problem with the fondant over it?

Does anyone know if this will be a problem for the fondant?

blessings, Marie

idjitmom Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 7:40pm
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I've used it before - accidently bought it just like you & discovered it when there wasn't time to replace it. I went ahead & used it & it worked just fine, I even finished up the container before I bought more of the regular stuff.

woodruffbn Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 7:47pm
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Pig fat buttercream.. EWWW! LOL!!! I'm just kidding. I'm sure you can't tell and I'm sure I have eaten worse. icon_cool.gif

aliciag829 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 7:48pm
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Have you tasted it yet? How does it smell?

I have heard Walmart brand vegetable shortening has trans fat in it. BUT they also make a meat fat one, too, and the packages are VERY similar, so be careful if you buy it.

mbt4955 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 7:59pm
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Originally Posted by idjitmom

I've used it before - accidently bought it just like you & discovered it when there wasn't time to replace it. I went ahead & used it & it worked just fine, I even finished up the container before I bought more of the regular stuff.




I did the same thing. The containers are almost exactly the same and I was focused on making sure it contained trans fats. You bet it did!! Used it once without realizing it, but I haven't used it again. I hate to just throw it out ...

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