Looking For Hi Ratio Shortening Near Chicago

Decorating By stacey71 Updated 17 Sep 2010 , 12:03am by katystinykitchen

stacey71 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 6:55pm
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I am looking to order some hi ratio shortening and creme bouquet so I can make sugar shacks buttercream. I just ordered her first dvd and would like to have my buttercream supplies here before the dvd arrives.

I know I can order these items from The Bakers Kitchen but I was wondering if any of you guys know of a supply store near Chicago? Im located in Joliet, which is about a half hour from Chicago.

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stacey71 Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 12:11am
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Thanks so much. I will check them out icon_smile.gif

cakeythings1961 Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 2:39am
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I'd like to know, too!! I've been getting mine online.

JenniferMI Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 12:32pm
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I get mine from Gordon's Food.

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stacey71 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 1:54pm
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what is the brand name? I called Gordons but the guy on the phone said they didnt carry it. I'll have to stop by there myself to check it out.

JanH Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 11:52pm
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When I first went to GFS, the staff couldn't locate Sweetex or hi-ratio in the computer so I was told it was not available. (Might be listed as "cake and icing shortening".)

However, puzzlegut was kind enough to provide the Sweetex product number, 1080220 (from her GFS order) - and with that info my GFS was able to order it for me.


katystinykitchen Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 12:03am
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They sell 3lbs of Sweetex on amazon.com for $9 which is where I usually purchase it from or a restaurant supply store nearby! Good luck!

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