Using Regular Veg.shortenng In Sugarshacks Recipe

Baking By kileyscakes Updated 20 May 2010 , 2:41pm by Debi2

kileyscakes Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 7:49pm
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I was just wondering if anyone has luck using regular veg. shortening in the buttercream for this recipe. I don't really want to order high ratio unless absolutely necessary.

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sugarshack Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 7:53pm
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as long as it has trans fats, it will work. Not as nice of a product as with hi ratio, but will work. HTH!

Sherry1030 Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 11:23pm
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Dying to try SugarShack's recipe - what exactly is hi-ratio shortening and where can I find it? Thanks icon_smile.gif

jonahsmom Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 11:44pm
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I use aldi's version. Works better than fareway's generic version. Walmart's works okay, too.

Like was said above - as long as there are trans fats it will work okay.

tenleysmommy Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 11:46pm
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I love her recipe and used to do it with store brand shortening,but I have since bought some sweetex from f o n d a n t s o u r c e . c o m (no spaces) and it makes a HUGE difference.

menas Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 12:12am
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I've been reading the trans fat grams on the shortening cans at every grocery store I go in, trying to see if I can get out of having to order the high ratio off the net. The only one's I've seen are only 1 maybe 2 grams. I was wondering, what does the high ratio stuff have?

erinalicia Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 12:18am
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does the sweetex come in smaller volumes than 50lbs? It would take me forever to go through that much!

ninatat Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 12:18am
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i like sugar shack, it's not as sweet as some others, i just made some last night, i just use store brand crisco it crusts good for me.

sugarshack Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 12:20am
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my sweetex has 3 grams trans fat I think.

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 3:20am
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Originally Posted by erinalicia

does the sweetex come in smaller volumes than 50lbs? It would take me forever to go through that much!




I just bought some PS99 or something like that in a 5lb bucket!!

Lcubed82 Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 3:30am
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Aldi's, Walmart and storebrand 3% transfat works for me!

Kellpepper Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 5:14am
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Aldi and walmart store brand in mary area are now trans-free. Which stinks cuz I live in a very rural area. [/list]

confectionsofahousewife Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 9:05pm
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Originally Posted by The_Lil_Cakehouse

Quote:
Originally Posted by erinalicia

does the sweetex come in smaller volumes than 50lbs? It would take me forever to go through that much!



I just bought some PS99 or something like that in a 5lb bucket!!




How does the ps99 work for you? I wanted hi ratio also to try sugarshacks recipe and called the only local cake supply place and that is what she carries. She said it is hi ratio and is similar to sweetex but a little cheaper. I've never used any hi ratio before so I have no comparison.

pinky73 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 4:23pm
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I too have found that my local Aldi's and Walmart brands are now trans fat free...but we have another grocery store that sells a generic brand called "Best Choice" and it has 2.5 or 3 grams...I can't remember which...but it was the only shortening that had trans fat. I bought 4 big tubs just to stock up.

kellertur Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 3:35am
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Originally Posted by sugarshack

as long as it has trans fats, it will work. Not as nice of a product as with hi ratio, but will work. HTH!





I use a hi-ratio trans-fat free, non-hydrogenated all veg. shortening and I get great results. icon_smile.gif I don't know what I'm missing though, so if it comes out even smoother with the transfats, that's Amazing!!!
Thank you again, Sharon... LOVE this recipe and all your techniques!!

dalis4joe Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 11:14am
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Originally Posted by erinalicia

does the sweetex come in smaller volumes than 50lbs? It would take me forever to go through that much!




sugar C R A F T .com sells a 3 lbs bucket for $7.35
www.globalsugarart.com sells a 12 lbs. box for $35.99

HTH

Bettycrockermommy Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 4:02pm
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I use regular vegetable shortening with the transfats all the time, and my icing is smooth as can be.

milkmaid42 Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 4:22pm
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dalis, what kills me is the exorbitant cost of shipping. I much prefer the smoothness and handling of hi-ratio, but having to mail-order most of my supplies reduces me to using house brands. (I worry, though, about the continuing availability with the move to trans-fat free everything.)

Debi2 Posted 20 May 2010 , 2:41pm
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Where do you get the shortening (and brand name?) you use Torchwood?

I'm not sure I understand how it can be hi-ratio and trans-fat-free? I thought the trans fats was what made the shortening hi-ratio? I'm confused. ha ha I do know I would much rather use the trans-fat free and non-hydrogenated version if it has good results!

Thanks!
Debi

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