How Many Batches Of Icing Will This Make?

Decorating By sweetneice Updated 23 Dec 2009 , 1:36am by sweetneice

sweetneice Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 6:30pm
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Has anyone ever bought the 50lb block of hi-ratio shortening? I'm thinking it's best to order that for my cupcake shop opening in January, but wanted to know how many batches of buttercream you can make out of it. Do you think starting with one block is enough or do I need to order 2? TIA

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Mike1394 Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 7:50pm
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JanH Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 9:16pm
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Hi ratio weighs approximately 7 oz./cup so there are about 110 cups in the 50# cube.

A lot of recipe uses 1 cup of hi-ratio to (approximately) 1# powdered sugar. So you can anticipate having enough hi-ratio for at least 110# of powdered sugar.

Here are some hi-ratio recipes to get you started:


sweetneice Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 12:10am
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Thanks JanH! You soooooooooooo rock!

JanH Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 6:04am
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You're most welcome sweetneice. icon_biggrin.gif

And if you're not going to be using all that hi-ratio immediately... A lot of members put the number of cups of hi-ratio called for per b/c recipe in zip lock freezer bags (then freeze) for convenient future use.


sweetneice Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 1:36am
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Great tip! Thanks!

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