What's Your Shortening/powdered Sugar Ratio

Decorating By SweetOccasionCakes Updated 31 Jan 2009 , 8:24pm by Cakepro

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SweetOccasionCakes Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 5:08pm
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I have been doing 1/1 (one cup shortening to one pound sugar) but this new shortening I got (thought it was sweetex, but I guess not although it is hi ratio) seems to be too much in that recipe. What do you use?

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nicole379 Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 7:23pm
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I use 5 1/2 cups of hiratio shortening to 5 lbs of PS. It crusts beautifully. This is following sugarshack's recipe.

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Cakepro Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 8:24pm
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Whether I use Crisco or high ratio shortening, I use a 1 cup shortening to 1 lb powdered sugar ratio. With my recipe, I can smooth immediately with a paper towel. My recipe has to be interchangeable because while I personally use high ratio shortening, my students are instructed to use Crisco.

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