Sugarshack's Buttercream With Regular Shortnening?

Decorating By Kookie Updated 14 Aug 2009 , 2:33pm by Kookie

Kookie Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 6:18pm
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Does anyone has successful using Crisco instead of Hi Ratio shortening for
Sugarshack's Buttercream recipe?
Does it taste good or have to use Hi Ratio shortening?

Thanks.

9 replies
cylstrial Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 9:29pm
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You can use regular shortening. It will still taste good. It will be a little bit different, but it will still work out.

ptanyer Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 9:38pm
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Crisco is all I use and I have no problems with the recipe.

tracycakes Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 10:03pm
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For me, it doesn't crust or smooth as easily with hi-ratio. But I'm out of hi-ratio and most places won't ship until it's cooler. My biggest problem is getting it to crust but it still tastes good.

Jannie92869 Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 10:06pm
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I wonder if it would crust any better for you if you added more powdered sugar than called for in the recipe?

mygirlssweet Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 10:27pm
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I use Sugarshack's recipe with a generic store brand shortening all the time and it turns out great. It crusts very well and tastes yummy. Tried it twice with hi-ratio and hated both the air bubbles I got both times or the taste of hi-ratio.

JanH Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 10:47pm
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Originally Posted by mygirlssweet

I Tried it twice with hi-ratio and hated both the air bubbles I got both times or the taste of hi-ratio.




Really, I don't find that Crisco or Sweetex have any discernible taste. May I ask which hi-ratio you used and what you thought it tasted like.

Also, I don't find that hi-ratio and Crisco can be substituted 1:1 when converting recipes from one to the other.

Tried that once, and the frosting was way too rich (not at all greasy, though).

Imagine trying to chug heavy cream when you were expecting 2% or whole milk... Heavy cream is great, but a little goes a long way!

When altering a Crisco recipe, I would use 2/3 cup of hi-ratio for every cup of Crisco called for. Or 1 cup of hi-ratio for every 7 cups of powdered sugar.

I've never had the occasion to alter a hi-ratio recipe to Crisco as I'm very pleased with the exceptional performance qualities of Sweetex.

A very popular and dependable Crisco based American buttercream is Indydebi's:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6992-Indydebis-Crisco-Based-Buttercream-Icing.html

HTH[/i]

Kookie Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 11:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ptanyer

Crisco is all I use and I have no problems with the recipe.




Does it crust for you?

Thanks.
Kake

MissRobin Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 2:19pm
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I have used generic many times with her recipe, I use the exact amount specified, and it works and tastes great.

Kookie Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 2:33pm
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I would love to try if I like it or not.
It is a big amount of icing! Is it freeze well?
Thanks.

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