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.........
There have been some issues with come icing recipes, but none with baked goods that I know of.
I use it for both my yellow cake recipe and my bc, not problems at all
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...
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.
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.
If you have an Aldi store around you they carry shortening with the trans fat still. HTH.