About To Make Sugarshack's Bc But Am Out Of Hi-Ratio...

Baking By sugarMomma Updated 14 Feb 2010 , 1:32pm by lecrn

sugarMomma Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 10:01pm
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so I am planning on using regular ole grocery store brand veg shortening (not Crisco!)...will this be a problem? At this point I really have no choice but to forge ahead, just wondering what to expect.

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cupcakemkr Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 10:14pm
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it'll be ok - make sure your cream is hot and beat the beejeezus out of it icon_smile.gif

kjskid Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 1:27am
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NO! You will get very grainy buttercream. I tried it, had to throw out 6 qts of buttercream. I nearly cried. And yes, my cream was hot and I beat it forever! Then waited a day or two and hoped. It only got worse.

dsilbern Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 1:34am
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I was successful making it with regular store brand when I ran out of hi-ratio. BUT you don't have as much play time with it before it crusts past the point of no return. (of course, i take, like, for-ever to frost a cake!). icon_razz.gif

JanH Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 3:10am
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Also, don't add all the liquid all at once as Crisco can't absorb the same amount of liquid as hi-ratio - or else your b/c could become too thin/runny.

sugarMomma Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 5:06pm
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Jan H, I wish I had read your reply before I made it...It did turn out thinner than I wanted.

It is still ok, not grainy, just very soft. I will definitely use less liquid next time if this happens again. But I really just need to get some more hi-ratio. My cake store has ridiculous prices, who has best on-line deals?

JanH Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 9:42pm
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I found the best deal for me would be to order off ebay:
(because the shipping was so much more reasonable than at their website)



lecrn Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 8:31pm
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Country Kitchen Sweet Art has 50# hi-ratio shortening (not sweetex) for $80 plus $15 shipping. That's the cheapest that I've found. I use it all the time & it works great.

JanH Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 4:19am
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Wow, that's a great shipping rate. icon_biggrin.gif

mygirlssweet Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 6:24am
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I tried hi-ratio shortening with Sharrons recipe and I hated it. I will never use hi-ratio again...and yes I tried it more than once. Store brand works great for me and is by far the cheapist way to go.

lecrn Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 1:32pm
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Originally Posted by JanH

Wow, that's a great shipping rate. icon_biggrin.gif

I can't remember the name of the shortening. I think it's Baker's something? I always scoop it out by cups when I get the 50# box & toss the box. I've never used Sweetex, so I can't compare the two.
I believe that the website states that an additional $5 may be added to shipping, but I've never had that charge. I guess it depends on where you're located.

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