I think i live in the wrost area of Australia for getting any sort of cake decorating supplies (I cant even get basic gel food colourings!) I have noticed alot of recipies i want to try need crisco, I know that you can get it in the bigger supermarkets over here, however no chance where I live. My question is, would copha be a suitable subisitute as it seems to be the only vegetable shortening that I can get my hands on.
Sorry to strongly disagree here, but
Supafy is tallow--rendered MEAT fat.
Copha is hydrogenated coconut oil. Both options can lead to funny flavors and/or melting points that can be troublesome--too low for some things and too high for others.
Crisco is pure vegetable shortening that imparts NO flavor to anything.
According to some results on google, if you have a Coles near you:
If you look near the butter and copha there should be a packet thats green that says "vegetable shortening".
You can order Crisco from DavidJones.com.au
and........some "adult" stores carry it, too.