Hi ratio makes a big differance. Crisco is so greasy. When I am done frosting a cake and need to was my stuff NO greasy feeling. The frosting taste way differant. You will notice a differance now some people like certain brands of hi ratio. I have good and bad about sweetex but you just have to try it. Some people love alpine better the sweetex again a matter of taste and some people can only get certain brands in their area. I have the SYSCO 50lbs and other people have tried and liked it better then some of the other bands they have tried. It cost me $29 from the cash and carry store. Wayyyyy cheaper then what crisco cost.
Hi Ratio Shortening brands.
item number 4003869 shortening cake cube all vegetable
(50lbs for $29, local store in Hayward (510) 481-1515, called cake shortening)
(50lbs super quick blend 50lbs $56.45)
Other brands: Alpine, Biscot 140, Blendex, COVO S.M., Cremelite, CRISCO HI-RATIO, Golden Glow, XXX crème, Monarch Covo Sm (Icings & Cakes), Monarch Covo Sm - Non Hydro
Monarch XXX Cream (for Icings), Monarch Artisan Cremin (for buttercream icing - just whip & use)
Monarch M300 (Icing Base), Canbra Hi Ratio (Cakes) AND SweeteX Hi Ratio Shortening
(32621 Central Ave., Union City 510-487-818