Sugar Shacks Buttercream

Baking By jen4230 Updated 25 Dec 2009 , 4:36am by Teekakes

jen4230 Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 12:52pm
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I have made sugarshacks buttercream before but i have always used crisco because where i live is hard to find high ratio. I finally ordered HR on line and tried to make the SSB but it was really smooth and didnt fill the bowl to the rim like it does when i use crisco. Does anyone know if this is how it should be with high ratio shortening or what am i doing wrong? Also it is 10x sweeter with the high ratio than with the crisco...Please help

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Normita Posted 25 Dec 2009 , 1:17am
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Did you follow the recipe exactly like it says?? Also, how big is your KA...her recipe calls for 5 cups high ratio and 5 pounds of sugar to fill a 5 quart mixer. When I make mine, it fills to the top....and comes out super smooth. I dont know why it would taste "sweeter". The high ratio is used to make it less greasy than if using crisco. Hope this helps. If you have any questions you can also try emailing her she is really sweet and will answer all your questions icon_smile.gif

Teekakes Posted 25 Dec 2009 , 1:54am
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Originally Posted by Normita

Did you follow the recipe exactly like it says?? Also, how big is your KA...her recipe calls for 5 cups high ratio and 5 pounds of sugar to fill a 5 quart mixer. When I make mine, it fills to the top....and comes out super smooth. I dont know why it would taste "sweeter". The high ratio is used to make it less greasy than if using crisco. Hope this helps. If you have any questions you can also try emailing her she is really sweet and will answer all your questions icon_smile.gif




Ditto! thumbs_up.gif
Regarding the sweetness......did you use Sweetex Hi-Ratio? I understand it is a very sweet HR.

JanH Posted 25 Dec 2009 , 4:25am
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Originally Posted by Teekakes

Regarding the sweetness......did you use Sweetex Hi-Ratio? I understand it is a very sweet HR.




I have never heard that any shortening, be it all purpose (like Crisco) or hi-ratio like Sweetex is sweet.

There is no sugar in any brand/type of shortening:

http://www.crisco.com/Products/Details.aspx?groupID=17&prodID=315

http://www.thebakerskitchen.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=266

HTH

Teekakes Posted 25 Dec 2009 , 4:36am
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Originally Posted by JanH

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Originally Posted by Teekakes

Regarding the sweetness......did you use Sweetex Hi-Ratio? I understand it is a very sweet HR.



I have never heard that any shortening, be it all purpose (like Crisco) or hi-ratio like Sweetex is sweet.

There is no sugar in any brand/type of shortening:

http://www.crisco.com/Products/Details.aspx?groupID=17&prodID=315

http://www.thebakerskitchen.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=266

HTH




I read about Sweetex tasting sweet on this CC thread http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=663214&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0


I have never tried it so can't say from a personal standpoint, only that I would like to give it a try.

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