What Happened To Sweetex Hi-Ratio Shortening???...

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 20 May 2014 , 9:46pm by Charhodder

Mikel79 Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 11:49am
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Hi All!

I buy my shortening from thebakerskitchen.net
They sold Sweetex in a 4 pound tub. However, they NO LONGER sell it anymore, they replaced it with something called TBK Hi Ratio?????
I have done a internet search to find Sweetex in these small tubs, but all I can find now is the big 50 pound box??? I do not need that large of a supply.

Has anyone used TBK Hi-Ratio? I found another source that sells CK Hi Ratio. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooo afraid to change my receipe to another brand????

Any help is appreciated...

23 replies
kjt Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 12:35pm
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I haven't tried TBK, but use Sugarshack's BC recipe and the CK brand gives a very good finished product. Don't you just hate it when they change stuff that works?!? icon_mad.gif

HTH, and good luck...

Loucinda Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 12:58pm
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There was a post a while ago about Sweetex telling them to stop repackaging their product into smaller quantities and selling it and using the Sweetex name. I think it is the same thing, just a different name so they don't get into trouble.

Mikel79 Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 1:01pm
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Kjt...

Thank you for the input.

I use Shugarshacks receipe all the time. In fact, I emailed her about this. This is how I found the CK Hi Ratio. However, she told me she uses Sweetex. I am assuming since she does so many beautiful cakes she buys the 50 pound box.

I am worried that changing the brand will change the way her amazing recipe comes out...

thanks again....

kjt Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 1:12pm
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Mikel, you may want to price the 50# block...I get it from CK Products (in Norcross) and pay about $43. I know that a local cake decorating shop charges $10.99 for a 3# tub icon_confused.gif . You'll need a tax ID number and license, tho.

Mikel79 Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 1:16pm
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KJT....

Where is this cake store you get the Sweetex for? 43.00 is a good price on the 50 pound box. I find it on-line for anywhere between 80.00-100.00.

I live west of Atlanta. About a 15 minute drive from 6 flags...


Thanks,

Deb_ Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 1:19pm
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Mikel,

I spoke to the manager on the phone from thebakerskitchen about 1 month ago and he assured me that it is still "Sweetex" brand.


Recently Sweetex and Alpine both told them that if they repackaged their shortening into smaller tubs then they needed to put their own name on the tub...i.e. TBK (the baker's kitchen)

There is a phone number on their site if you'd like to call yourself they are VERY helpful.

Loucinda Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 1:32pm
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Thanks dkelly - your post was the one I was referring to above - I couldn't remember who made it!

kjt Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 1:32pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikel79

KJT....

Where is this cake store you get the Sweetex for? 43.00 is a good price on the 50 pound box. I find it on-line for anywhere between 80.00-100.00.

I live west of Atlanta. About a 15 minute drive from 6 flags...


Thanks,




It's CK brand. They are in Norcross, GA. Not close to you, but they will ship to you...I live about 45 minutes from them and pick up my orders to save the shipping fees.

http://www.ckproducts.com/

Mikel79 Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 1:33pm
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D Kelly....

Thank you.. I will give them a call.

That is odd?? Why would a Sweetex allow them to repackage their (Sweetex) product with TBK name on it??

I will give them a call...


thanks again..

karensue Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 1:33pm
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Mike, I buy the 50 lb. block, break it into 2 1/2 lb. portions (which is what I use in my recipe), wrap it in plastic wrap, put it in a freezer bag, and freeze until I need it. Works beautifully. I can also buy it in the cooler months that way and still have what I need for the hot months.

Mikel79 Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 1:43pm
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Hi Folks!

I just got off the phone with thebakerskitchen.net

As dkelly has already explained to us, they told me as well that it was a copyright issue. The shortening is actually Sweetex, but they cannot use the name. She advised me that other website companies will start doing this shortley.

She ASSURED me that my receipe will not change. I will go ahead and buy the TBK brand and see if this is true or not....I will let you guys/gals know what happens.....

=)

TandTHarrell Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 7:18pm
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I just bought 8lbs of the TBK shorten total came out to 26.98. Shipping was $9.00 That wasn't to bad

rebew10 Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 7:34pm
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I always buy my high ratio shortening from the Bakers kitchen (TBK brand) and also use Sharon's buttercream recipe with it........never had a problem with it!

Bethkay Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 8:01pm
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Global Sugar Art sells a 12-lb. block of Sweetex for $35.99 plus shipping. I think it is repackaged, so maybe they will be forced to rename it as well. I like using that size. I go through enough to warrant a larger amount than a 4-lb. bucket, but 50 lbs. is far too much for me!

GI Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 8:30pm
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Thanks for all the info on this thread! I certainly did not know this. Since i converted to almost all SMBC, I don't use near the volume of shortening as I once did....but when I DO....love that sweetex! icon_biggrin.gif

Cynthia1c Posted 17 May 2010 , 9:25pm
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Found a 1 pound block at ShopB Nook, but the shipping is pretty expensive. I'm new to this and just found out about Sharon's recipe.
Not sure what to do. I'm purchasing TBK's version for now.

princesscatt Posted 18 May 2010 , 2:14am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikel79

Hi All!

I buy my shortening from thebakerskitchen.net
They sold Sweetex in a 4 pound tub. However, they NO LONGER sell it anymore, they replaced it with something called TBK Hi Ratio?????
I have done a internet search to find Sweetex in these small tubs, but all I can find now is the big 50 pound box??? I do not need that large of a supply.

Has anyone used TBK Hi-Ratio? I found another source that sells CK Hi Ratio. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooo afraid to change my receipe to another brand????

Any help is appreciated...




I buy my sweetex from Global Sugar Art ...12lb block for $36

bostonterrierlady Posted 18 May 2010 , 2:36am
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I am in the minority here but I do not like hi ratio. To me it has such a heavy feel or taste. Not sure how to explain. When I made it it was so full of air. I used indydebi buttercream this weekend and it turned oout pretty good. Next time I am going to try wilton snow white.

MissCathcart Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 1:21am
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This is fascinating.

LittleBites Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 6:12pm
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Mikel I use the CK shortening with Sugarshack's recipe and it works great. There is actually a cake store called Kake Kompani in Hiram that I get it from. She has it for $8.99 3lb tub. I live in Marietta so thats not too far from me, but the lady who owns it orders all my stuff for me so I don't have to pay shipping from CK. She will get you anything you need just email her icon_smile.gif

Mikel79 Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 10:09pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CakeOpsCakery

Mikel I use the CK shortening with Sugarshack's recipe and it works great. There is actually a cake store called Kake Kompani in Hiram that I get it from. She has it for $8.99 3lb tub. I live in Marietta so thats not too far from me, but the lady who owns it orders all my stuff for me so I don't have to pay shipping from CK. She will get you anything you need just email her icon_smile.gif




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gabby2 Posted 18 May 2012 , 5:53pm
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Cakeconnection.com also sells it under the CK Brand: 3lb tub for 13.09 and ships anywhere..

Charhodder Posted 20 May 2014 , 9:46pm
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Where would i find this buttercream recipe that everyone is talking about and also tbk shortening?

 

Thanks

Char

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