After reading about sugarshacks buttercream recipe, I want to give it a try. Is there a high ratio shortening in Canada? Crisco seems to be the shortening in every store here.
Not sure where you are located but Bulk Barn sells hi ratio shortening
hi, I am also from canada (london) bulk barn sell's high ratio shortening
I too use Bulk Barn hi-ratio.
I think all the Bulk Barn's carry it. When I was still in Calgary and my MIL was visiting I had her pick me up some so I could try it out. I haven't been in a Bulk Barn in years but I do not she had to get it it in the "bulk" area and put how much she wanted in a container herself. Bless her heart she brought me half a dozen containers and I called her only a couple hours before she was leaving for the airport!
Thanks everyone. I purchased some shortening from Bulk Barn & followed Sugarshacks recipe after watching the buttercream DVD (I watched it twice & took notes). To say that there was a difference is an understatement. My cake came out smooth (looked like it was covered in fondant) & I even used an impression mat on the side after it crusted. So why were my results "pretty sad" before? Well, I used to "beat the crap" out if my icing, thinking this is what made it smooth. Also, the icing didn't cover the paddle, so air was introduced & so lots of bubbles. Also, letting the cake sit overnight after torting & filling before covering with buttercream (yes, just like sugarshack,I didn't even need to crumbcoat), I know made a difference.Thanks sugarshack for sharing your knowledge. I hope now by commenting, that I have passed something on to another "cake crazy" person.Yay cake!
I know that Cake Mischief now carries hi-ratio shortening on their online store, so if you don't have a bulk barn or mccals close: www.cakemischief.com