Finding Hi-Ratio In Georgia

Decorating By rpaige Updated 16 Jun 2011 , 11:51pm by rpaige

rpaige Posted 14 Jun 2011 , 2:43pm
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I am a hobby baker only and want to purchase hi-ratio vs. crisco. Where would I find it in Atlanta, GA? Any specific stores you can share - maybe Sams Club? Publix, Food Lion and Kroger employees look stumped when I ask for it. Thanks for the help.

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leah_s Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 11:31am
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Is this anywhere close to you?


Dawn Food Products, Inc.

Distribution Center

2100 Thornton Rd.
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Phone:   770-577-4144


They likely have a Will Call counter and will sell it to you , but in 50# blocks. Freeze it or make a cake friend and split it.

MadMillie Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 12:04pm
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I live in South Georgia, so I also have a hard time finding it. I have gone into a bakery and asked if they could sell me some of theirs. They did. They weighed it and put it in an empty Satin Ice container.

3Sisters Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 12:35pm
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You can purchase it at the International School of Confectionary and Sugar Arts, 6060 McDonough Drive, NW, Suite F, Norcross and you can also find it at Cake Art Party Store, 3744 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker.

MadMillie Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 12:54pm
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That's nice to know 3Sisters. We are making a trip to World of Coke next week. My husband's sister and brother also live up that way and my husband goes to Falcon's games. Oh, he will love shopping for Sweetex when and if the football season starts again.

brenda549 Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 2:20pm
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Cake Art also has a website and can ship items to you as well.

lyndim Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 2:39pm
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Thanks! I live in CA and found it's hard to find here unless you buy 50lbs or more, being only a hobby baker that's a bit too much. I ordered mine from Bakers Kitchen online reasonable price.

airedalian Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 2:50pm
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The problem with it being available at Cake Art is that I cannot walk in there and come out with just that one thing...

brenda549 Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 5:20pm
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Originally Posted by airedalian

The problem with it being available at Cake Art is that I cannot walk in there and come out with just that one thing...

That is the truth!!

addietx Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 5:37pm
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There is a RestaurantDepot in Atlanta. They sell Sweetex and many other baking food items at a great price. I loved going to the one in Jacksonville, FL when I lived in Georgia!!! You have to have a business tax ID # I don't know if they still have this promotion but when you signed up online they would credit you $25 on your first order.

spicynsweet Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 6:05pm
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You can order it from a company called Kitchen Krafts.

rpaige Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 6:09pm
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I thank everyone for their suggestions. I will definitely have to try Dawn in Lithia Springs. That is probably the closest location to me - south of Atlanta. I think my husband will fall over in shock when I end up with 50lbs of shortening. However, I know our local Wilton cake instructor so maybe I can ask if any of her students or graduates would like to purchase some of my supply.

I can freeze the hi-ratio with no problems????

addietx Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 6:47pm
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No need to freeze shortening. It will last forever in a cool place.

rpaige Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 11:05pm
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Thanks Addie in Lewisville! I did not want 50 lbs of death in a can if it was not going to store properly on the shelf.

Love Lewisville, Tx by the way! Lots of good people there and pretty area! Camped at a nice lake - can't remember anything about the name of the lake though.

I did stop at a bakery today and asked if it was possible for them to sell only a small portion of hi-ratio shortening to me. They looked at me like I was an alien and did not seem to be familiar with the product. They suggested Crisco. Oh well....

addietx Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 5:09am
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rpaige, I wish we lived closer, I would surely share a box with you.

rpaige Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 12:14pm
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Addie, I appreciate your offer. Strangely, both of my bosses are in Lewisville right now. I can only imagine their surprise when I ask them to return to Georgia with your hi-ratio ASAP! LOL!

I am a hobby baker and I am learning so much from the other cc'ers. I'm not sure if I truly need the hi-ratio for my simple cakes but if others insist on it then I want to try new things and make an effort to improve. Need to get the basics right and then I can build upwards - literally.

I think my bc is a little sweet at this point. Everyone really likes my cream cheese frosting but it is difficult for me to work with at my skill level just now. I just use the cream cheese frosting for our personal cakes. I really need to work on a lot of things on so many levels! I'm still crawling when I really want to run!

Thanks to everyone for their help icon_biggrin.gif

addietx Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 11:34pm
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rpaige, we also had trouble with cream cheese frosting being too soft to decorate with. If we added more powdered sugar then it did not taste like cream cheese frosting any longer. We discovered if we added the extra powdered sugar and a few drops of LorAnn cheese cake flavoring it was wonderful.
When we found Sweetex at RestaurantDepot we were very excited. I love that place.

rpaige Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 11:51pm
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Addie, that sounds like a great solution! I had not thought of the LorAnn flavorings. I, too, had experimented with more ps but the cream cheese flavor just disappeared and what was the point of fooling with that recipe if you aren't going to taste the cream cheese AND you get the headaches of dealing with it. I will give that a try next week for my next cake. I really love Indydebi's bc recipe and have one or two others that I want to try as well. Just having the right ingredients and recipe certainly makes a difference. Now on to perfecting my skills - one cake at a time.

Thanks to all! Happy baking!

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