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Decorating By kimmum Updated 6 Feb 2011 , 2:46am by Anne-made-Cakes

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kimmum Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 1:05am
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I think i live in the wrost area of Australia for getting any sort of cake decorating supplies (I cant even get basic gel food colourings!) I have noticed alot of recipies i want to try need crisco, I know that you can get it in the bigger supermarkets over here, however no chance where I live. My question is, would copha be a suitable subisitute as it seems to be the only vegetable shortening that I can get my hands on.

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purplemosy Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 1:37am
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BlakesCakes Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 2:38am
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Sorry to strongly disagree here, but

Supafy is tallow--rendered MEAT fat.
Copha is hydrogenated coconut oil. Both options can lead to funny flavors and/or melting points that can be troublesome--too low for some things and too high for others.

Crisco is pure vegetable shortening that imparts NO flavor to anything.

According to some results on google, if you have a Coles near you:
If you look near the butter and copha there should be a packet thats green that says "vegetable shortening".

You can order Crisco from
and........some "adult" stores carry it, too.


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Anne-made-Cakes Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 2:46am
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Hi, I also live in rural Australia, so I get my Crisco from the link below. You order online. No! Dont use copha. Copha is a form of vegetable fat shortening made from hydrogenated coconut oil.icon_surprised.gif !!! Cheers, Anne icon_smile.gif

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