Decorating By laidbackluvvie Updated 10 Nov 2009 , 8:22pm by laidbackluvvie

laidbackluvvie Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 7:24pm
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hi can anyone tell me what the english equivelent of crisco would be and thank to everyone i have picked some great tips up from this wonderful site, also corn syrup is it just called syrup here.

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BlakesCakes Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 7:31pm
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In the UK, the white vegetable fat is Trex. It's a little stiffer than Crisco, but generally works the same.


cabecakes Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 7:33pm
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Crisco is just a vegetable shortening. What are you going to use it for? If you want to use it for like a buttercream icing, you would be best served to use a hi-ratio type shortening that contain animal fats. You can (as I stated before) use an all vegetable shortening, but (IMO) it does not work as well.

BlakesCakes Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 7:46pm
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The OP is in England. I don't know if they have hi-ratio available there, that is why I directed her to Trex, which is basically the equivalent of Crisco in the UK.

Hi-ratio shortening IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FOR CONTAINS ANIMIAL FATS!!! It IS NOT lard. It merely contains trans-fats, which are not animal fats. Crisco and most store brands eliminated trans-fats about a year ago. I don't know if Trex has trans-fats or not.


laidbackluvvie Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 12:54am
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thanks everyone , at the moment i am just looking at cakes and all the different methods everyone uses, here in england most people cover cakes in fondant and i just thought i would experiment, i love baking so i thought i might have a go at covering cakes as a new hobby, i love all the great ideas found here and all the lovely people who share,so here goes (thats if i ever get time because im always on this site lol)

cabecakes Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 1:05am
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That's a place to start. Sorry, my bad about the animal fat. I was out of the loop on that one. My apologies to BlakesCakes and you laidbackluvvie.

laidbackluvvie Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 8:22pm
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no problem jackie thanks for your help, no doubt i will be needing it in the future x sue

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