Hi, whenever I make white buttercream I use vegetable shortening because I have only found recipes that use that. The problem is I hate the texture of the icing! Is there anything else I could use that could either 1) replace the shortening without compromising the white color or 2) anything that could cut down on that oily type texture. Thanks! Kam
You would want to buy a hi ratio Shortening for this.. The one I use that I think taste good is called Sweetex.. I know some people that use a Sysco brand of the shortening I have never so I dont know about it but they like it ..
Woo-Hoo!!!!!! High-Ratio Shortening all the way....
It sounds expensive... until you try it. Worth every cent!!!
Thanks for the information. I have heard of hi-ratio shortening but I read in a cake book that it really only effected the ability of the frosting to accept color. Thanks, I will try it! I have been able to find Alpine brand but do you know of an online store that carries the sweetex?
This is the place that I now of.. I would check with your local cake supplie store and see if they are able to carry it or if they have it all ready..
I have heard a few of the ladies on my site use that brand that your talking about so I dont see why you should not be able to use that..