Shortening Substitute For Crusting Cc Frosting

Baking By Ceronimom Updated 8 Dec 2014 , 6:33pm by julia1812

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Ceronimom Posted 8 Dec 2014 , 5:57pm
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Hello Everyone,


I'm a novice baker, mainly baking cakes for my kids birthdays. Last year I started using fondant and I love the material. Our office holiday party is coming up and I want to prepare a 2 layer, 8-inch red velvet cake covered with fondant decorations. This is my first red velvet and I hear cream cheese frosting really compliments this cake.


After reading online, I found that my best bet would be using a crusting cream cheese frosting under fondant. I am planning to use Edna's recipe from here:


The question is, I don't want to purchase a high ratio shortening that I probably won't use again. Can I substitute the high ratio with a vegetable shortening - Crisco specifically? I just don't want to fall flat on my face with sweating, drooping fondant. 



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julia1812 Posted 8 Dec 2014 , 6:33pm
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AI always use vegetable shortening like Crisco or similar brands without issues.

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