Using Shortening Containing Meat Fats

Decorating By kjt Updated 10 Jul 2008 , 4:20pm by Bijoudelanuit

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kjt Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 3:51pm
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I saw this last night at the grocery...has anyone used this for BC?
Will it be nasty?
I can't decide if I want to take a change on wasting 5# of ps to try it in Sugarshack's BC. Any thoughts?
I know icing was made with lard a long time ago icon_confused.gif
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Muse Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 3:57pm
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I don't know why but your post put into my head the image of pork flavored buttercream. Blech!


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Franluvsfrosting Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 4:15pm
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It doesn't really taste like anything so I wouldnt' think using it in your buttercream would be an issue. I've used the animal based fat shortening in other things without issue but I haven't personally tried it in buttercream. (I accidently bought some and didn't realize that's what it was until I got it home. )

I've noticed that it seems a bit heavier than vegetable based shortening (denser? not sure how to explain the texture) so if anything would be an issue I would think it would be that. Now I'm curious! icon_smile.gif

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Bijoudelanuit Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 4:20pm
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If you're selling cakes, please keep your customers in mind... for me that would be inedible~ I'm vegetarian and I just find the idea incredibly disgusting!

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