Anyone Notice A Difference Between Sweetex And Other....

Decorating By Tracyj Updated 19 Nov 2009 , 2:47pm by Tracyj

Tracyj Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 2:41pm
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hi-ratio shortenings? Reason: I have found Wesson Super-Quik Blend hi-ratio shortening for $55 for a 50 lb cube. That is alot cheaper than Sweetex. Has anyone tried Sweetex and then different shortening and noticed a huge difference?


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CakesByLJ Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 2:58pm
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I have never tried that particular brand, but I have tried others, and Sweetex is definately the best; jmho icon_smile.gif

Callyssa Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 3:11pm
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I think Penguin is horrible; the icing has a funny taste, and it's harder to smooth than made with Sweetex. It gets really bubbly in the bowl very quickly after mixing. At least, this has been my experience with it. I'd definitely pay the extra whatever cost it would be for Sweetex if I could get it.

Loucinda Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 3:21pm
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My only expereinces are with Alpine and Sweetex - and hands down Sweetex wins. I use sugarshack's recipe, and with the Alpine, it got iar bubbles very quickly if not used. I switched to Sweetex, and could not believe the difference. I am a firm believer in it now.

grandmom Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 7:27pm
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I have used Sweetex and some other unknown brand of hi-ratio. Sweetex, nothing else, ever again, even if the cost doubles.

Kitagrl Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 7:34pm
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I tried a Cal Java brand before Sweetex and Sweetex was definitely way better.

sugarshack Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 12:39am
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Sweetex or nothing.

Tracyj Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 2:47pm
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Thanks for the answers! Another 50lb's of Sweetex is on it's way!LOL!

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