High Ratio Shortening

Decorating By kreativekortney Updated 17 Sep 2011 , 3:05pm by jules5000

kreativekortney Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 6:34pm
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So I've heard about sweetnex but I was wondering if there is another brand people use and like and is affordable?
thank you!

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LittleBites Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 6:51pm
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I use the CK products has a shortening and I love it! I buy it from a local cake store here so I dont have to pay shipping so maybe you can see if you could do the same.

Mikel79 Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 10:11pm
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I use TBK Hi Ratio! I sw someone at the b a kerskitc hen.net who told me it is the Alpine brand.

Works GREAT!

Here is a cake I did with it...

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2154470

HTH

Michael

cakelady2266 Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 10:27pm
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I use Wesson Quik Blend for all my buttercream icing (except chocolate). I like it better than Sweetex and I pay about $55-$65 for a 50lb. box. I get it from a grocery/restaurant supplier.

jules5000 Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 10:56pm
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cakelady2266, is that local for you or do you have to have it shipped? I would love to have some info about this company from you. Is this a shortening? thanks for any input you can give us.

cakelady2266 Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 2:11am
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Jules5000, I purchase it locally from Halsey Foodservice, they do service Alabama and sections of Tennessee. But I Googled that brand and I can up with this website, www.stovercompany.com. They have it plus every other known shortening and a whole product line for baking.

It is a high ratio shortening for cakes, icings and sweet doughs. I used Sweetex several times and it was good, but this is as good or better and about $40 cheaper.

Hope I was some help...

jules5000 Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 1:38pm
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Thank you cakelady2266: I clicked on that site and this is what I got: The URL you have requested does not have
a web site associated with it.

I will do the same thing you did and maybe I will be lucky and come up with something like you found. If not I will let you know. thank you again.

cakegirl1973 Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 2:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jules5000

Thank you cakelady2266: I clicked on that site and this is what I got: The URL you have requested does not have
a web site associated with it.

I will do the same thing you did and maybe I will be lucky and come up with something like you found. If not I will let you know. thank you again.




Try this link: http://www.stovercompany.com/Product.aspx?PageID=444

jules5000 Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 5:51pm
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Cakegirl1973, thanks. That was the site. primex was mentioned at top of the page, but then there was alpine wesson quickblend and some others.
I think that it was cakelady2266 that said that the wesson quick blend is what she used and did I understand right, this is a hi-ratio shortening? One fifty pound thing of shortening would last me a long time. I do a lot of cakes, but it would still last me quite a while. thank you everyone for all the info.

cakelady2266 Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 12:46am
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Several CCer's said they had good luck dividing up large quantities of hi ratio shortening and freezing it. I go through 50lbs pretty quick so I've never tried it.

leah_s Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 1:45am
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I use Alpine that I purchase in 50# cubes from Dawn Foods. I'm pretty sure it's under $40 for 50#.

jules5000 Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 3:05pm
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two questions. one can someone give me the website for dawnfoods?
would a 50# block of shortening stay good if kept in a cool place? Well wrapped of course what has not been used?

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