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post #16 of 35
tmigra-

If a recipe calls for superfine sugar, I just put regular granulated suger in my food processor which results in a very fine sugar.
post #17 of 35
I did finally check last night and C&H doesn't say what X it is. Odd. At least, not on the package that I have, or in a place that is obvious to me! Haha! I have heard so many good things about Hi-ratio shortening, but I can't find it around here. I know you can order it online, but I have had trouble finding that, too.
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post #18 of 35
Hey, Melvira, see if there is a bakery or restaurant supply store that will sell to you if you buy in bulk. I recently found out that there is a bakery supply store that will sell to me, unlicensed, for cash or check only, and I have to go pick my order up.

The one near me sells the hi-ratio shortening, but I must buy 50 lbs. That is why I asked about using it for other purposes. So far, no answer.

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post #19 of 35
Hi Theresa! Our local restaurant supply store only sells Crisco. Bummer! I think some of that high end specialty stuff is too high falootin' for these Iowans! hahaha! Kidding! I won't give up! And I don't know about using the shortening for other uses. Sorry, wish I had the info!
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post #20 of 35
CakemanOH: With the 6x powdered sugar, do you have to sift it more than once? Also, do you use 6x powdered sugar for all of your baking, including cookie or candy recipes? This is a little off topic, but in your BC recipe, you use white icing base. Where do you get it from and does it go by a specific brand name? I've tried looking online for it and the only place I can find it is a Sugarcraft and after all the negative things I heard about them, I don't think I would want to risk ordering from them.

tmriga: As far as I know, you can use hi-ratio shortening for all of your baking (cakes, icing, cookies, etc). Besides buttercream, the only thing else I've tried it with is in my chocolate chip cookies and they tasted pretty good.
post #21 of 35
mamacc,

The hi-ratio improves the mouth feel of the buttercream - you don't get that Crisco greasy residue left in your mouth.

It's the 6x sugar that improves the performance of any frosting recipe by eliminating the gritty or lumpy aspects of using powdered sugar.

puzzlegut,

If you can use 40# (item #711/Snow White Base) of icing base:

www.nationalflavors.com

sells it for $54.40
post #22 of 35
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Originally Posted by Melvira

I did finally check last night and C&H doesn't say what X it is. Odd. At least, not on the package that I have, or in a place that is obvious to me! Haha! I have heard so many good things about Hi-ratio shortening, but I can't find it around here. I know you can order it online, but I have had trouble finding that, too.



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post #23 of 35
CakeManOH.... do you find your icing base at GFS as well??? I just realized I have one of these stores 30 min from here and have been wanting to try 6x for a while now.

Thanks so much for sharing this info!!
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post #24 of 35
When I went to GFS a few months ago, I tried asking them if they had it. But since I didn't exactly know what the icing base was or any information about it, they couldn't really help find it. If anyone knows of a brand name for it or an item #, that would really help. I'm going to GFS on Friday to check out the powdered sugar and if I can find out more about the icing base, I can see if they have it and order some.
post #25 of 35
wesson makes a hi ratio shortening called super quick blend, which is what i use with icing base at my bakery. you can use it without the icing base, it works great. we order it from sysco and us foods, if anyone has acces to someone who can get it for them.
post #26 of 35
Okay, so should I completely give up on cakes all together now that I've read this thread? I'm not trying to go all over darnnation trying to find the most perfect "fine" sugar! It's not that easy trying to find items that are not sold in local grocery stores. I certainly don't want my icing to be considered sub-standard just because I use C&H Powdered Sugar. I really feel out of touch now. thumbsdown.gif



Amy
post #27 of 35
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Cakemommy.....These ingredients are just a preference and not a necessity. I like taking my stuff to another level and trying different things but it does not make anyone elses product sub std. If it was not handy to me I doubt I would run all over carnation lookiing for it as well. I get my alpine and icing base from a local cake supply store and GFS is only 10 miles away and I pass it on my way home quite a bit. Since it is close and readily available I choose to but it. Plus it is very cheap to buy a 25# box pf PS for $12. The 2# bags of PS at Walmart is 1.38. That is over double my cost to buy that way.

To answer questions on the icing base I get it locally from a cake supply store. You could try and do a goofle for angel white or brite white and I believe you would get a few different ordering options. I choose to use it because it adds stability, taste and makes the icing brite white and fluffy. I would use it even when I would use crisco or all butter.
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post #28 of 35
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CakemanOH: With the 6x powdered sugar, do you have to sift it more than once? Also, do you use 6x powdered sugar for all of your baking, including cookie or candy recipes?



I do not sift it at all because it is not needed. The combination of the alpine and icing base moistens the PS just right so there is no grit or clumps. Grit and clumps form from too much starch in powdered sugar and because crisco and butter cannot absorb as well the high quantity of sugar and liquid as well as alpine. Hi-Ratio is like a sponge.
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post #29 of 35
I use CH powdered sugar....don't sift....and my buttercream is wonderful. I use half butter and half Crisco.
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post #30 of 35
I wonder if the 6x powdered sugar would still mix okay if I use the hi-ratio shortening (Sweetex) and not the icing base (since I'm having difficulty getting a hold of it).
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