Houston Restaurant Depot

Decorating By ashleyisawesome Updated 14 Aug 2011 , 5:48am by sisspence

ashleyisawesome Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 4:10pm
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Does anyone know if the Houston stores have hi ratio shortening? I've tried calling, but no one seems to know what they are talking about. I even asked for Sweetex but I don't think she even looked it up. She just kept telling me I'm looking for donut shortening, and I told her no, I'm looking for hi ratio icing shortening. Grr, it's driving me insane. Anyone have any luck? I'm planning on making a trip to Houston on Sunday, and I don't want to waste my time.

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hammer1 Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 4:20pm
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try Asking for alpine shortening, see what they say. That is what we use.

ashleyisawesome Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 4:37pm
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Ugh, I just called again to ask what brands they carry. One store only carries Crisco. The other carries FryRite, Bunge, and something that sounded like "Fabrisco" lol I'm not sure what she said. Looks like no luck there icon_sad.gif

infinitsky Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 4:52pm
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Have you tried the baking supply stores? They have CK brand.

ashleyisawesome Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 5:00pm
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Yeah, but I was excited about getting it for around $1/lb rather than like $3/lb like they sell at cake stores. Has anyone used Riceland cake and icing shortening? Lyons distributing in Baytown carries that brand. I called Bakemark, and they require a $200 minimum order for pick-up :-/

ReneeFLL Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 5:07pm
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Yesterday I picked up a 50 pound box of "Hi-Ratio" Sweetex at the local Resturant Depot. It was $69.00. I am in South Florida so I don't know how the prices would be in Houston.

bakerliz Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 5:28pm
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I don't know of anywhere, but I sure would like to. I'm also paying $3 a pound icon_sad.gif

rebew10 Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 5:52pm
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Cake Craft Shoppe in Sugarland carries some. Not real sure what the price is though or the brand.

ashleyisawesome Posted 4 Aug 2011 , 5:59pm
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Yeah, I've read all of the old threads. I'm not interested in cake shoppes because they're so expensive. I want to buy wholesale, but now Bakemark and Restaurant Depot or out. I may try Sysco...

sisspence Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 5:48am
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Larry's Arts and Crafts in Pasadena and Lyons in Baytown both have it. You will have to look up the numbers. I have got it both places. Good luck

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