Australian Equivalent To Crisco?

Decorating By Rhiannon_Scarlett Updated 22 Sep 2009 , 2:36pm by Rhiannon_Scarlett

Rhiannon_Scarlett Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:31pm
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Hello!

Just checking what the australian equivalent to Crisco is?
I want to make sure that Im using the correct ingredients.

Is it Copha Vegetable shortening?

Thanks!!

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Jen80 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:19pm
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That's what I'm using. icon_smile.gif

I don't know how it compares with the high/low ratio that these guys talk about, but it works for me.

Megan1979 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:31pm
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I am a fellow Aussie and have used Copha before and it was a disaster. The copher is way to hard and doesn't mix properly and leaves big lumps in your buttercream. You need to source yourself a creaming vegetable shortening like creme cup or sno cream. I am in Adelaide and have found that Caroline's sell sno cream in 500gm packs. I am still trying to source a bulk supplier. Here is a link that might help: http://www.cakesandmore.org/blog/2008/08/shortening-crisco-copha-solite-cream-cup/

Good luck icon_surprised.gif)

Rhiannon_Scarlett Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:36pm
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Thank you!

I just need some to grease my bench to roll out my fondant, so Copha should be ok for that.

And your right about it being lumpy & weird in buttercream, I tried that, but if I use more butter & a lot less copha & it seems to be working if I mix it really really well.

Thanks again!

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