Ok! I have got that problem sorted! I hope I am not too late for you.
I also searched around for Crisco or shortening suppliers here and spent forever looking. I have now got 15KG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! supplier boxes worth of stuff from an overseas distributor. (Luckily we own a business too so I was able to get pretty cheap compared to shop prices)
It is called Cream Cup, as previously mentioned by other posters before that shops in Aus sell in small tubs at a big price. I have looked into it and I have ordered the Tropical brand that is suitable for QLD and hot climates so that it won't run away with the heat. I am near off Mackay so it gets REAL hot and humid and butter just wouldn't work. It is supposed to be foolproof! and no need to add butter (just essenses) if wanted, and it also gets colours perfect.
So if you are still interested in needing some I could off load kg's worth if you wanted as long as you covered costs for me. I have also ****perfected****
a close call on using COPHA (a wannabe sort of US buttercream icing) if you need that recipe too and would rather that. It doesn't taste oily, it tastes great! Who says it couldn't be done!
Now I have a problem. I don't know how to make a cake! I have got recipes, books you name it, but I can't seem to make one that tastes half decent. I was hoping for a mixture to put in a novelty wilton cake pan, roughly tasting like a Mc Donalds McCafe one. Too much to ask to get that right maybe?!
Anyway, you are welcome to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org