I've been using a buttercream with crisco, butter, p. sugar, vanilla extract and milk forever .. I have a cupcake order this weekend for outside in a garage .. Its hot and humid in MI so I bought some Sweetex Hi Ratio Shortening to use in place of my crisco .. 2 questions, can I just use the sweetex in place of the crisco I would normally use, if not, are there better recipes for the icing with sweetex? Thank you.
Yes, you can use sweetex in place of crisco. You may find the texture to be a little different. Some people prefer high ratio shortening, some prefer crisco. It's all about preference
I use SugarShacks ........
Yes, you can substitute Sweetex for Crisco using the exact, same amounts.
The SugarShack recipe is very good. However, since these are for tomorrow or Sunday, I'd suggest you stick with a recipe you KNOW instead of trying something at the last minute. Just tell the customer that ANY recipe may melt in those conditions and tell them to keep the cupcakes in an air-conditioned house and only bring them out at the last moment to serve.
I prefer to use the Sweetex hi ratio 50/50 with butter. I find the buttercream to be easier to pipe than with regular Crisco. Also seems less grainy to pipe flowers.