Will All Shortening Frosting Last 3 Weeks?

Decorating By Tug Updated 14 Jan 2011 , 4:48am by CWR41

Tug Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 1:37am
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I'm on a time crunch and want to make a frosting consisting of only shortening, powder sugar and vanilla extract. Will this last 3 weeks on the counter?
I am not using butter as the recipient is allergic to dairy.

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playingwithsugar Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 1:45am
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No, it can still turn rancid.

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icer101 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 1:57am
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Just make it and freeze it, until you need it. I do it all the time, no matter what kind of icing i make. hth

Tug Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:23am
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

No, it can still turn rancid



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Tug Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:25am
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Originally Posted by icer101

Just make it and freeze it, until you need it. I do it all the time, no matter what kind of icing i make. hth




I freeze my buttercream frosting all the time, but this one is all shortening. I didn't think it would freeze well.

icer101 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:54am
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It will surely freeze well.

Tug Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 3:02am
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Originally Posted by icer101

It will surely freeze well.




Thanks !

indydebi Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 3:19am
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My recipe is p.sugar, milk, vanilla, crisco and dream whip. I leave it on the counter for days and days and days and days and ......

Holds up fine. Doens't turn rancid. Before each use I just use a big spoon and give it a big stir. Actually, the longer it sits, the smoother it gets and easier to work with.

CWR41 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 4:48am
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Somebody on here that used to work at Sam's Club said their BC is labelled for a room temp shelf life of 6-8 months. (you'll definitely know when shortening goes rancid.)

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