Just wondering.....I don't have any hi-ratio shortening and wanted to try Sharon's BC recipe. Anybody know how it affects the consistency or flavor to use crisco? I don't want to waste a batch!!! Also, does Sugarshack's BC recipe crust so I can VIVA it? THanks!
I use her recipe a lot and use crisco, it crusts and you can smooth with Viva
Yes it crusts and using crisco won't change the taste, just the 'mouthfeel'
Crisco is greasy whereas hi-ratio shortening is not. I use 1/2 crisco and 1/2 butter for her recipe.
You know the first time I made it with Crisco it didn't come out as smooth as it should but then I didn't use any butter. But when you have the hr stuff, it's beautiful. I still wish I could get them as smooth as hers without using the hot water. I have her bc video too love it! Or maybe like Edna does in her tutorial, it looks so easy.
it blows up! no just kidding. Nothing, I just don't think it is as smooth and you can taste the difference, like alexandrabill said, it feels different
LOL -- Justbeck101!! Maybe I'll try the half butter/ half crisco route. Do you add the "hot liquid" at the end to get your consistency?? Then I'll be ordering some Sweetex to try it! Thanks, all.
No, add it with the crisco and flavoring
Here is a video of Sharon making her icing
is sweetex not available in stores? I've never looked for it but would love to try it!
not where I am.......I wish it were.
not that I know of, someone did say it was at a cash n carry if I remember right. I don't have a clue what that is, we don't have those here! www. fondant source . com (without out all spaces) has great shipping
What is the benefit of Sweetex, and where would you use it?
Do you guys use Wedding Bouquet as your flavoring...if not, can you share what you do add to make it great tasting?
I have a question as well. Right now im using the High Humidity recipe here on CC ofcourse coz its really humid here.... if i try sugarshacks recipe with half crisco half butter will it withstand the humidity n not melt???? Im horrible when it comes to buttercream decos n i really wanna improve it....
Flourpots: I don't have wedding bouquet available and keep forgeting to order it online. I use for my 6qt batch: 3 almond, 2 vanilla and 1 butter/vanilla. These are tbsp. I love almond, but think it would be great with the Magic line butter/vanilla too.
I use ML's butter vanilla.. but it's just buttercream so use whatever you use in your normal buttercream
Cool...thank you both.