I am open to change and think I will get used to it. After all I got used to it when I first started coming to cake central..I just have my favourite site now and it's like a new adventure all over again.
Copha would be it and i think the store http://www.usafoods.com.au/ in melbourne (which post out) has the american shortening. Because their shortening is softer than our copha. Copha doesn't taste bad though. It is quite nice. Hth
lol a wreckerator is a decorator that wrecks cakes. I've done ice cream cakes from home too. I put the mixed ice cream in a lined tin with glad wrap (seran wrap??) and let it set then used buttercream to decorate as normal. I did crush biscuits with marshmallow and used as a base like a cheesecake also cake as well. HTH