Trans-Fat Free Shortening????

Decorating By giraffe11 Updated 18 Jul 2008 , 4:32am by sweetness_221

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giraffe11 Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 10:13pm
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Has anyone tried and had luck with the trans-fat-free shortening, either for baking or decorating?
I have a lot of health-conscious people asking me about shortening in cakes and cookies lately.........
Thanks, Heather

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JoAnnB Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 11:11pm
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There have been some issues with come icing recipes, but none with baked goods that I know of.

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SeriousCakes Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 12:10am
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I use it for both my yellow cake recipe and my bc, not problems at all thumbs_up.gif

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CoutureCake Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 4:36am
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My Ma cannot get a cupcake to dome (muffin tops anyone????) using that trans-fat free stuff if her life depended on it.

I have issues with getting stuff to rise with it as well, who knows... As for decorating trans-fat free stuff has brought at least one wedding cake to tears... it was weaping some gunk then started to slide off the cake..

I avoid it as much as humanly possible. Walmart sells a store brand one that still has trans-fats in it... But I guess I'm lucky enough to have stocked up on enough "Crisco Classic" that I've got a while yet before I have to worry...

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dailey Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 4:20am
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try Smart Balance, i used it and it works awesome. i think the new crisco is awful, doesn't seem to work with icings OR baked items.

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beachcakes Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:56pm
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I use an all shortening BC. When the transfat free Crisco first came out, I found I had to adjust my recipe by decreasing the shortening a bit and using less liquid. No problems since i did that.

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sweetness_221 Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 4:32am
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If you have an Aldi store around you they carry shortening with the trans fat still. HTH.

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