Generic Brand Vegetable Shortening Vs. Crisco

Decorating By AutumnxFrost Updated 6 Mar 2011 , 4:53am by cakegirl1973

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AutumnxFrost Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 3:42am
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So I just bought a tub of Generic Brand Vegetable Shortening to make buttercream frosting because its much cheaper then Crisco. The brand name is Guaranteed Value. I bought it at Giant Food. I'm worried it won't come out as great as Crisco. Help?

Don't know if this would help but its ingredients are: Partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil with mono and diglycerides.

Total Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g

Thank you!

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cabecakes Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 4:02am
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I buy the generic Walmart Brand of shortening with .5 trans fats and it works much better then Crisco. I am no longer a fan of Crisco since they removed the trans-fats. I just don't think it cooks like it used to. HTH.

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Stacey75 Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 4:07am
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I buy Crisco still. I got a couple of different store brand and didnt like them as well. I got the walmart brand and it was almost soupy. I had to way modify my recipe to make it work

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platinumlady Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 4:22am
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Make a small batch and taste it before you use it on a cake. My half sister likes to make short cuts in her icing & it's not good. However, I know some from cake class that never used Crisco but their icing still tasted good.

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Bugaboo_Bakery Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 4:27am
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If you can find it try Sweetex hi-ratio shortening. It works like a dream!

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Vanessa7 Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 4:35am
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I also use the Walmart brand of vegetable shortening and it does a good job.

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cakegirl1973 Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 4:53am
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Whenever I run out of my hi-ratio shortening, I use Walmart's brand. I prefer hi-ratio, because it makes my icing so smooth. But in a pinch, the generic brand works just fine, too.

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