How Long Will The Hi Ratio Shortening Last?

Decorating By KayMc Updated 16 May 2010 , 6:17pm by KayMc

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KayMc Posted 16 May 2010 , 10:56am
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OK, so on Friday I was belly-aching on here that I'd just spent > $16 on a single tub (3 LB) of hi ratio shortening once the shipping was counted. Now, here it is on Sunday, and I have 15 LB of the stuff on my counter, and I'm wondering how long this stuff will last.

I found a wonderful professional cake decorator an hour away, so I went to her house on Saturday. She was kind enough to sell the shortening to me at a reasonable price. For those of you who make a lot of cakes, I know this isn't a lot of shortening for you. But I work full time, am brand spanking new at cake decorating as a hobby, and am wondering how long this shortening will last before turning rancid.

Does anyone know???

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dalis4joe Posted 16 May 2010 , 11:24am
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it's like when you have your gallon of oil..... icon_smile.gif

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msulli10 Posted 16 May 2010 , 12:21pm
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If it starts getting a yellow tinge, toss it.

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Kitagrl Posted 16 May 2010 , 12:41pm
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You can smell it if it goes bad, but it takes a LONG will start smelling kinda weird. I get 50 lbs but it takes a good 4-5 months to go through it for me.

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cakegrandma Posted 16 May 2010 , 1:00pm
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I got 50# of hi-ratio and what I did was take plastic (fairly large) containers and divide the shortening up into them. I store all of it in the freezer and as I need a new container I take it out the night before so it has thawed the next day for baking. If you have an extra freezer or room in your freezer that would be a great way to keep it. thumbs_up.gif

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KayMc Posted 16 May 2010 , 6:17pm
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Thank you for all the replies! Your info is all as good as I was hoping!!

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