I was in Wally land just now and I saw some shortening called Bake Rite. It's in a blue can. Has anyone used this shortening before to make buttercream? It has all of the fats in it.
in one of edna's tutorials (how to make buttercream?) she named several hi ratio shortenings that you could order on line. she also mentioned that you can buy one at walmart. maybe that's the one she was referring to.
i buy a grocery store brand that has the trans fat (flavorite) and it works much better than crisco.
I don't have the can in front of me but I am pretty sure BR has "meat fats" lard in it. Great for savory pastries and pie crusts.....
if it has lard, it would be good for pie crust but buttercream, not so much.