Alpine Hi Ratio Shortening

Decorating By mrsmac888 Updated 11 Apr 2015 , 1:37pm by WeezyS

mrsmac888 Posted 8 Apr 2015 , 8:21pm
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Ladies,

I've been using CK Hi-Ratio shortening for a year or so and am quite happy with it.  It is the only hi ratio shortening available to me locally and is $15 for 3 lbs.  Ouch!  So, I'm in the market for a new shortening.  From what I've read on CC, Alpine is a highly suggested brand because it holds up better in summer months.  Does anyone buy Alpine online in small batches, like 3 to 5 pounds?  I really don't think I can use 50 pounds in one year.  I also don't have someone to share with.  Has anyone ordered from SugarCraft.com?  I seem to remember awhile back someone stated they had some trouble with that site.


Thanks in advance!
Stay Sweet!!
Christina


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mrsmac888 Posted 8 Apr 2015 , 8:37pm
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Craftybanana:  I saw that on Amazon but was not sure if it was the same Alpine shortening.  Maybe just different packaging?  When I searched for Alpine, this is the product I assumed everyone on CC talks about...

http://www.foodservicedirect.com/product.cfm/p/45408/Alpine-Icing-Shortening.htm



mrsmac888 Posted 9 Apr 2015 , 2:57pm
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Anyone else out there with an opinion about Alpine Hi Ratio shortening?  Good, better, best?  Where to buy online?  Is it the same stuff that Amazon sells?


:-)

BWLbyJ Posted 10 Apr 2015 , 2:45am
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Newbie here so please forgive me if this question is stupid.....


Can someone tell me the difference between Hi-Ratio Shortening and Crisco?


Thanks!

goodvibrations Posted 10 Apr 2015 , 5:38am
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Hi-Ratio stands up better to heat and/or humidity, makes a smoother and whiter buttercream. Can anyone tell me what the difference is in Alpine and Alpine Z.

mrsmac888 Posted 10 Apr 2015 , 1:01pm
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Goodvibrations,  A few of the hi ratio shortenings have a Z included on their tub.  It stands for Zero trans fat.

WeezyS Posted 11 Apr 2015 , 1:37pm
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http://www.thebakerskitchen.net/TBK-Professional-High-Ratio-Icing-Shortening.aspxse

 

I use this all the time, works great and is a good price.  Fast shipping too. 

 

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