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alpine or sweetex hi ratio shortening

post #1 of 28
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icon_sad.gif OK, I have searched every where online for hi ratio shortening and the places I've found all charge more for the shipping and handling than the shortening it self!! 52.00 for 50#'s and shipping $82.00. Is there anywhere in southern california that sells it off the shelf? HELP!!!
post #2 of 28
Have you tried The Baker's Kitchen? I believe their shipping fee for a 50lb box for Alpine or Sweetex is only $14.00 in the US. This is where I get Alpine from all the time. They are fast and very nice people!
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post #3 of 28
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thank you, that name didn't even come up when I did my search.
post #4 of 28
I just got some from Do It With Icing in San Diego. I took the last of theirs though, if you're close to them, give them a call and they can order it for you.
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post #5 of 28
I have to ask this... what is the differnence between regular and high ratio?? I see this talked about a lot but have never understood. why would you want to use high ratio over regular??
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post #6 of 28
All I know is that you don't get that shortening after-taste with hi-ratio. And your frosting seems sweeter. Anyone else?
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post #7 of 28
try here
item number 4003869 shortening cake cube all vegetable (50lbs for $29, local store in Hayward (510) 481-1515, called cake shortening

http://www.sysco.com/aboutus/contactus.asp

Call see if they have a cash and carry store. I buy mine in Fremont, CA for $29 - 50lbs.

or here in Fremont, CA they may have a cash and carry near you

http://www.bakemark.com/ (32621 Central Ave., Union City 510-487-8188, plus recipes)

or

http://www.foodservicedirect.com/index.cfm/S/13/CLID/146/N/4471/Hunt_Wesson_-_Wesson_Shortening.ht (50lbs super quick blend 50lbs $56.45)
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post #8 of 28
Thread Starter 
thank you all!! Gotta lot of calls to make.
post #9 of 28
Here's info on hi-ratio shortening, Brite White/Angel White Icing base, Creme Bouquet extract, meringue b/c's and recipes:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-1098181-.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-34464-.html

I'm pretty sure there is also additional info on where to buy hi-ratio.

HTH
post #10 of 28
Here's what I get
http://www.wineandcake.com/browse.cfm/4,880.html

it's $62.50 for 50lbs and than shipping (to me in texas) is $33. for UPS ground.
post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by missyek

Have you tried The Baker's Kitchen? I believe their shipping fee for a 50lb box for Alpine or Sweetex is only $14.00 in the US. This is where I get Alpine from all the time. They are fast and very nice people!



Alpine is $73.99 & Sweetex is $85.99.

http://www.thebakerskitchen.com/BAKEWARE_SHOPPE/Baking_Ingredients/Food_Items/Buttercream_&_Shortenings/ready-made_buttercream_&_shortenings.htm

Shipping for this product anywhere in the contiguous USA is only $14.00. icon_eek.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by JanH

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Originally Posted by missyek

Have you tried The Baker's Kitchen? I believe their shipping fee for a 50lb box for Alpine or Sweetex is only $14.00 in the US. This is where I get Alpine from all the time. They are fast and very nice people!



Alpine is $73.99 & Sweetex is $85.99.

http://www.thebakerskitchen.com/BAKEWARE_SHOPPE/Baking_Ingredients/Food_Items/Buttercream_&_Shortenings/ready-made_buttercream_&_shortenings.htm

Shipping for this product anywhere in the contiguous USA is only $14.00. icon_eek.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif



It show $16.75 for shipping to when I checked, still very cheap. thumbs_up.gif
post #13 of 28
For those who do not want to buy bulk shortening.... I have discovered that generic shortening does not have the chemically taste like name brand Crisco does...and some of it is really nice. You have to shop around different stores to find out which generic is best. Walmart's generic stinks but some of the grocery stores actually have a nice, firm, tasteless shortening. Try it! (Here in PA so far I like Pathmark brand the best of what I've tried).
post #14 of 28
I picked up some generic shortening a month or so ago without really looking at it. I got it home and looked at the label. The ingrediants said it contains "meat solids"?!?!?! LOL, needless to say, I read all labels and make sure I know what I'm getting nowadays. icon_smile.gif ....grosses me out to think about what meat solids might be. Yikes!
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post #15 of 28
Don't understand that - my cart total is $87.99. ($73.99 & $14.00.):

http://tinyurl.com/28sxew

Might want to call before placing your order to find out why your shipping/handling is higher than stated on website.
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