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post #16 of 33
i use the only brand they sell here, crisco. can't even go to the italian stores because they don't even use the stuff!! icon_confused.gif
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post #17 of 33
I just use Crisco sticks....I keep both butter-flavored and "regular" (although now I buy the kind with no trans-fatty acids) in the house.

Just beware that if you need a white cake, DO NOT use butter flavor Crisco....it will make your icing a pale yellow color
post #18 of 33
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Just beware that if you need a white cake, DO NOT use butter flavor Crisco....it will make your icing a pale yellow color


If you are going to color your icing, it will make nice muted colors, which is perfect for baby shower cakes. That's what I used for the baby shower cake that is posted the gallery. It made the purple, pink, and yellow much more soft looking which is what you want for a baby shower.
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post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by cali4dawn

I use Sweetex. A friend of mine worked for the company that manufactured Kroger brand shortening years ago... he was a lab tech.... it's not Crisco in disguise.



I really like the Kroger. There really is no Kroger brand though, it's all made by Bunge. Bunge makes good stuff (ACI winners). They supply a lot of bakeries and retailers. They also supply Crisco. Sometimes when we think of store brands, we think the quality may be lower. Not always true. It just depends on who supplied/made what's in the store brand package.

Butter-flavor Crisco...I've been wanting to try that ever since MrsMissey mentioned her Chocolate BC recipe using it. Sound like it would be rich!
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post #20 of 33
Crisco also. I quit using the sticks, though, when I did my pricing matrix. It figured out that the sticks were about double cost per T than the can. I already don't charge enough--no sense in giving away the farm.

Use the "meat" shortening (aka Lard) for deep fried chicken---yummy!!

The Sweetix looks interesting--but a 50 lb cube would be way too much for me. DH would die if the UPS guy came with 50 lbs of shortening! LOL!

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post #21 of 33
50 lbs of shortening is EXTREMELY heavy. I used to work at a Burger King and every once in awhile I had to lift a box of shortening- talk about a killer on the back.
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post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by m0use

50 lbs of shortening is EXTREMELY heavy. I used to work at a Burger King and every once in awhile I had to lift a box of shortening- talk about a killer on the back.




You get your UPS driver to put it in your front door and then you slide it to the kitchen you toss some trash bags on the floor and you get the box on top of that and then you break all 4 sides down and then you slice it and put it in to containers and then toss it in some place cool to store and then your not lifting 50 lbs all of the time just that small container...
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post #23 of 33
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You get your UPS driver to put it in your front door and then you slide it to the kitchen you toss some trash bags on the floor


Hehe- this works great if your kitchen is on the first floor icon_wink.gif - not mine- I have a bi level home, gotta go up the steps to get to it.
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post #24 of 33
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You get your UPS driver to put it in your front door and then you slide it to the kitchen you toss some trash bags on the floor


Hehe- this works great if your kitchen is on the first floor icon_wink.gif - not mine- I have a bi level home, gotta go up the steps to get to it.



Well m0use looks like your doing yours in the door way of the bottom floor where the UPS guy leaves it and walking the small containers up the stairs... LOL ..
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post #25 of 33
Yup- looks that way icon_lol.gif
But maybe by the time I need to buy 50 lb boxes of shortening I will have a kitchen on the first floor. icon_wink.gif
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post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by Ladycake

You get your UPS driver to put it in your front door and then you slide it to the kitchen you toss some trash bags on the floor and you get the box on top of that and then you break all 4 sides down and then you slice it and put it in to containers and then toss it in some place cool to store and then your not lifting 50 lbs all of the time just that small container...



That's a good idea...about how big is a 50lb block? I'm trying to picture it.
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post #27 of 33
about 18-20" square.

Vickie and I split it a couple of boxes last year. I always split mine up into smaller containers... no way do I want to deal with that mess. It's shipped in a cardboard box with the shortening in a very large bag inside the box. Can you imagine dealing with the plastic bag over a period of time? Yuck!!

Lisa: When my friend worked for the lab, it was called "Krogo" Shortening. Like I said, this was years ago...
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Can you imagine dealing with the plastic bag over a period of time? Yuck!!


Yes, I can because I have had to do it. Yuck is right!!! The bag gets creasy, and then as you are opening and closing the bag, you're hands get greasy...and then the box gets greasy...and before you know it you have shortening all over you. That stuff is a bugger to wash off, lots of soap and as hot as you can stand it water so that you can get the shortening to melt off of your hands.
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post #29 of 33
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Originally Posted by cali4dawn

about 18-20" square.

Vickie and I split it a couple of boxes last year. I always split mine up into smaller containers... no way do I want to deal with that mess.



You two are so lucky to have each other. I hope you count your blessings every day icon_smile.gif . As for me, I'll have to keep buying it a few pounds at a time. Maybe if/when I start really selling cakes, I'll try the Sweetex. I've also heard that Alpine is good. Have you tried that? Is it same/not as good?
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post #30 of 33
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about 18-20" square.

Vickie and I split it a couple of boxes last year. I always split mine up into smaller containers... no way do I want to deal with that mess.



You two are so lucky to have each other. I hope you count your blessings every day icon_smile.gif . As for me, I'll have to keep buying it a few pounds at a time. Maybe if/when I start really selling cakes, I'll try the Sweetex. I've also heard that Alpine is good. Have you tried that? Is it same/not as good?




Yes Dawn and I did luck out being able to be friends and all works for us she comes down to my place ever so often cause its eaiser for her to come her then me to go there just one of them things right now and she knows that and dont mind and then we do the retreats and I get her for a whole week and some.... but yes we count our blessings...



Lisa not to be noise or anything but were in the USA do you live??? LOL ...

Have you ever tried the Sweetex???
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