Originally Posted by Amy061810
i was wondering if lard was the same thing as crisco, or if it could be used in buttercream?
I think Crisco has a lard shortening, but what most bakers use is called vegetable shortening. The blue-labeled Crisco can is vegetable. Lard is meat-based shortening.
I would just look at the ingredients. If it says anything about meat, it's lard.