katiecake Posted 26 Sep 2005 , 5:56pm
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I would like to do a german choc turtle cake for hubby bday. what kind of icing would you use... I dont like eating crisco icing, it taste ok but I know what its made of. what do you think would go well with turtle cake. i had wanted to do a smooth icing, with a fondant bow to make it look like a bday parcel, but know I dont know icon_redface.gif

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MainCake Posted 26 Sep 2005 , 8:28pm
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katiecake, I don't mean to be niave (it comes naturally, hahahaha), but what is Crisco made out of? Isn't it vegetable shortening??

eve Posted 26 Sep 2005 , 8:32pm
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Someone said it is made of Lard...I don't use shortening it, therefore I'm not worried about it..

PinkPanther Posted 26 Sep 2005 , 11:46pm
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How about either caramel icing or chocolate ganache?

edencakes Posted 26 Sep 2005 , 11:53pm
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I would probably cover it in fondant, or a chocolate ganache as PinkPanther suggested.

And Crisco is made of vegetable shortening, where as lard is pure animal fat. icon_biggrin.gif

debsuewoo Posted 27 Sep 2005 , 12:02am
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Well, for a turtle cake I would use a caramel pecan icing. But to be honest with you, I don't use icing on my turtle cakes. I just put the caramel mixture between two layers of the cake.

Debbi

vitade Posted 27 Sep 2005 , 9:53am
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Not to be rude, but, I just found out that in the process of making pwd sugar with cane sugar, they use bone char (?) to process it. EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Rose

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