sfandm Posted 30 Jun 2012 , 4:52pm
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I would like to know what the difference is between the two? I have Angel White and am looking for a better recipe for frosting using it other than what is already on the internet. I am using the recipe listed on the side of the container, just breaking it down.


Thanks in advance.

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ibeeflower Posted 4 Jul 2012 , 2:32am
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Sweetex is a form of high ratio shortening. People seem to really like it and recommend it often. I use CK high ratio because that's what is closest to me. I can't ship high ratio in this heat. Angel white is an icing base and is different than Sweetex. CakemanOH has a recipe that uses both ingredients.

This is cakemanOH's recipe. I am not sure how much it yields since I am waiting to get some icing base. He uses 6x sugar but I haven't tried that out yet. I find regular 10x has worked for me but eventually I will try his.

1 Cup Hi Ratio Shortening
2 TBL White Icing Base (brite white) in your case Angel White
7 cups 6x Powder Sugar
1/2 cup water
1 to 3 or 4 tsp or to taste what ever flavor you want. You can use extracts or louann flavored oils but use less of the oil flavoring because it is strong. I use my own flavoring mixture that gives me a unique great tasting icing. Plus you do no get that greasy taste on your palette from hi ratio.

6x powder sugar is important. It is commercial grade and has less starch in it which provides a smoother icing without grit and clumping. You will notice a difference of taste at first because it is tasteless. This allows you the opportunity to make it your own because it holds flavoing better because it absorbs better. It also absorbs liquid better and does not break down like crisco so you use less per recipe.

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