Hi, I really need help, I can't get my icing to work anymore, it won't smooth nicely. my cakes look dreadful and I can't work it out. The shortening is the same as I always use Bunge but I did notice it now says no trans fat. After reading all the crisco posts I see that may be the cause of my problems. I tried adding milk instead of water but it didn't help. I'm at a loss as what to do. As I have 2 50lb containers of the shortening I really want to work out the problem. Any suggestions or if anyone has a recipe that works using Bunge shortening and is willing to share I would greatly appreciated it.
i am having same problem with my stratus shortening. I also tried crisco and aldi brand. icing is heavy and almost seems oily. I am at a loss on what to do?
I hate to hear your having problems too, but at least I know I'm not alone in my frustration.
Perhaps you can get some lard and add a bit to each batch of icing you make? That should give you the trans-fats needed.
lard has trans fats? I looked at my jar of lard and it says 0 grams trans fats. Is there something I'm missing?
Oh! Sorry, I thought all lard was animal fat and that it would have it. I don't use lard so didn't look at the lable.
I also have a jar of tallow (cow fat) which lists a few grams of trans fat but those are a different kind of trans fat than those found in shortening and other vegetable oils.
yes i bought lard and then realized no trans fat. :(
someone else had suggested using milk or half and half. may try that next