Golden Sweetex???....by Mistake

Decorating By kimkake Updated 19 Jul 2011 , 6:16pm by BlakesCakes

kimkake Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 3:15pm
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I needed sweetex shortening as soon as possible - so I ordered it online (a little too quick apparently) It came today and it's Golden Sweetex - the box states "Golden color and rich butter flavor for pastries and icings". I cannot find on the box anywhere where it states high ratio - on the website where it's sold, the description states "good for high ratio cakes"
Can anyone help me with this before I open the box? Will this work for Sharon Zambito's buttercream icing recipe? And just how yellow will my frosting be?
And if it will still be a smooth crusting buttercream. Of course with shipping this item came to over $100 so I want to be able to use it! icon_smile.gif
Thanks!

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BlakesCakes Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 6:16pm
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Originally Posted by kimkake

I needed sweetex shortening as soon as possible - so I ordered it online (a little too quick apparently) It came today and it's Golden Sweetex - the box states "Golden color and rich butter flavor for pastries and icings". I cannot find on the box anywhere where it states high ratio - on the website where it's sold, the description states "good for high ratio cakes"
Can anyone help me with this before I open the box? Will this work for Sharon Zambito's buttercream icing recipe? And just how yellow will my frosting be?
And if it will still be a smooth crusting buttercream. Of course with shipping this item came to over $100 so I want to be able to use it! icon_smile.gif
Thanks!




I think you have the equivalent of butter flavored Crisco, but just the hi ratio type. Sounds like it's normally made for replacing the butter in cake recipes--common practice in commercial bakeries.

If you want a very yellow, butter flavored, shortening based icing, you're OK. If you don't, you're.........up a creek.

No reason for it not to work in Sharon's recipe, but, yes, it will be yellow.

Rae

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