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?
I have never tried that particular brand, but I have tried others, and Sweetex is definately the best; jmho
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.
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.
I have used Sweetex and some other unknown brand of hi-ratio. Sweetex, nothing else, ever again, even if the cost doubles.
I tried a Cal Java brand before Sweetex and Sweetex was definitely way better.
Sweetex or nothing.
Thanks for the answers! Another 50lb's of Sweetex is on it's way!LOL!