Wow! I think I beat tirby's time! I'm thinkin' it was about 20 minutes. A gal called me, gave me the same 2 suggestions....cornstarch or meringue powder, said they were working on the problem.
Way nice of them to respond.
Matt 18:20 "For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."
I had the same horrible problem on a wedding cake and a hot day at that.....I've thickened my buttercream, frosting my cake at night, fridgerating overnight and the last 3 cakes have been fine with the darn new Crisco.....I'm using just a tad thicker consistency than the Wilton medium consistency I think......
I also contacted them last week and spoke with them again this morning. They sent two coupons for their product which I may not even use.
Here's a picture of the problem I encountered while making buttercream. After 4 hours there was separation as well as another batch overnight. I placed a toothpic into the liquid to show them (FYI: Crisco is made by Smucker's).
But I already add a lot of Merigue Powder to my bc, and it still slides right off the cake. Can't even get the crumb coat to stick. yh9080 had to ship me 4 tubs of Piggly Wiggly's brand, just so I could do my wedding cake earlier this month.
I think that what I find amazing about this whole Crisco situation is that Crisco didn't realize how many cake decorators that were out here using their product. You would think they would have experimented with icing before they came out with the "New Trans Fat Free" Crisco. They say that they tried it on all different types of receipes. Obviously they didn't try it in icing. I bet that they will realize it now with so many changing to another product.
Lord, If you can't make me thin, please make my friends fat.
Cookie4 - I am glad I am not the only one who had that problem!! I threw out my entire double batch because I just knew something was wrong!! Nasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good thing I ran into Costco the other day and they had an entire flat of the old stuff!!! I am going back tomorrow to buy what will fit in my car! (And get a hot dog - for all of you Costco shoppers!)
"There is nothing I enjoy better than a nice big piece of cake and tall cold glass of Diet Coke!"
That's great to know that they seem to be paying attention!!! (Now if those of us who use Duncan Hines could only get them to listen....) Anyway, thankfully, I still have some of the "regular" Crisco left and have not had to use the new version yet. I'm petrified for my "stash" to run out; I've been reading about the problems everyone is having and think I'll email Crisco too. Thanks for the info!!
I sent Crisco an email. I passed up purchasing 2 big Costco-size cans of the stuff. The photo posted above is worth a thousand words!!! Wow!! Just like mine!! Mine turned out so disgusting & gross. I'm using my 'crappy' frosting on my family and my 'good' frosting on those needing to be impressed! Ha ha ha! I sure hope Crisco fixes this mess they made for us all!! I'll be watching this thread.
Love the SPS system....See Leah's tagline for instructions.