what is copha? never heard of it, would love to try it but can't lol
i would like to know too
I would like to know as well? Never heard of it???
I want to try it to. I found some info on it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copha It appears to be some kind of shortening made from coconut hydrogenated coconut oil. It does say it is not readily available around here, have not tried to order it myself, but think I might try it, sounds like it works good.
It is a vegetable shortening made from coconut oil. Brand name for solidified coconut oil that remains solid at room temperature. Available in 250g blocks or cubes. It is white in colour, but becomes clear when melted. This site talked about using coconut oil they found locally: http://noshwithme.com/tag/copha-substitute/ Now..I am out to find coconut oil!
hi, excuse me, what the heck is COPHA???????, I would like to try the recipe but............................COPHA?????
I look forward for more information on COPHA
Found this info on line: Copha - Copha is a solid fat that is derived from the solidified coconut oil.. It is used primarily in recipes where it is melted and combined with other ingredients and left to set.
it also stated that it can be substituted with Shortening. It does show a picture of Crisco also.
THANK YOU PUMPKINROSES, IF CRISCO WORKS I?LL JUST GIVE IT A TRY. :) I LOVE MAKIN FLOWERS.
Yes, Copha is a white vegetable fat, ( I think its the aussie version to crisco, or the british trex.)
Call me stupid but pure icing sugar is that powdered sugar or what and what is tylose powder. Thanks
Icing sugar is powdered sugar. I know that what they call it in Africa. I've gotten acquainted with a cake decorator there in Pretoria.
You can get Tylose powder at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
debs08, you don't have to be stupid to not know that icing sugar is the same as powdered sugar, what I think is that you have not been long enough on cake decoration to know all the terms and this is why you also don't know what tylose is. Don't worry be happy it takes a few lessons to learn certain things. :)
From what I can gather from Google, Tylose powder is gum paste powder. I'm going to try it to see if it works with my Wilton gum paste powder.
Any idea what Actiwhite is? Thx
Actiwhite is a powdered eggwhites made from fresh egg whites. Its used in place of fresh egg whites in royal icing, and is just handy to have on hand.
Anyone know if you can purchase copha or palmin in the US? I've been reading that Crisco does not work well as a substitute for the coconut oil.
Copha here in Australia is found in the refrigerated section of the supermarket and we make chocolate crackles with it. When heated it is clear and when cold set solid and hard. I would not try using crisco as we also have a white vegetable fat that we would say is similar to crisco. Actiwhite is just meringue powder and we have 2 sorts of icing.....Icing Mixture has the cornstarch added to it and Pure Icing Sugar has not got the cornflower in it and is just that..Pure!!!! Hope this helps and I really hope you all know what chocolate crackles are otherwise that is a totally seperate post!!!YUM!!!!
Thx for posting this, can you share a good recipe for the chocolate crackles :)
From what I have read Palmin is also made of coconut oil and we can get it here in the US.
I have bought cold pressed solidified coconut oil at the health food store. It is alot smoother than crisco and smells like a pinacolata to me.
wow wow ill like something thats easy to get not so complicated, i love making flowers real live looking but i dont get it ,it ccconut grease or what?
trfOster, Icing sugar is not just your regular everyday powdered sugar you get from the grocery store. It is a special fine grade powdered sugar and as far as I know it is not found in a regular store. I do now this because I have done cakes for about 15 years.
How much icing sugar do you use?
You could try ethnic stores in your neighbourhood, such as Indian or Chinese. They usually carry coconut oil. Should just read coconut oil, but will look white like veggie shortening.
Hey! Everyone probably not interested anymore as it's now June, but I figured I'd post anyway. I did a bit of research, and found that a good substitute that should be available is creamed coconut. I know I can get it here in Canada! I bought a pack and basically its like a shortening mad of coconut oil insted of vegetable products. Hope this helps someone!
Hi Everyone I lived in Australia for many years and then moved into NZ. In Australia I used Copha and in NZ I used Crisco - I did advanced cake decorating classes in NZ and my tutor used Crisco or any kind of white vegetable fat. I am using white vegetable fat to make flower paste/gum paste all the time. Please check my Lady Bug cake I made using gum paste to create Lady Bug's legs, head. eyes and whiskers...
I hope this would help you all ~kaly~