Help! Bc That Doesn't Taste Like Crisco

Baking By kgorhan Updated 16 Mar 2013 , 12:10pm by kgorhan

kgorhan Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 2:52am
post #1 of 3

I need help. I got a recipe for buttercream frosting from a lady at church who used to make the BEST cakes ever. Her icing was perfect! When I tried her recipe it just tastes like Crisco. Here is the recipe:


1 lb powdered sugar

1 cup Crisco

3 Tbsp water

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp butter flavor


I honestly think the Crisco has changed somehow. I have also tried a recipe similar to this, but using only 1/2 cup Sweetex instead of Crisco. I stopped using that because of the same thing. I know it's not just me. Any ideas?

2 replies
shanter Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 4:38am
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Crisco used to contain trans-fat and now it doesn't. It does affect the taste. Have you tried half-Sweetex and half-butter?

kgorhan Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 12:10pm
post #3 of 3

No, I haven't. I will try that.

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