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post #31 of 119
I also use Aldi's 3g trans fat shortening ... and love it! Aldi's isn't just an OH store ... google them and find the location closest to you. Take a quarter and some recycled shopping bags ... the quarter is for the cart -- you get it back when you return it, so they aren't strewn accross the parking lot or paying someone else to retrieve them. They do sell bags and you can take boxes for packing up your goods. I also get my sugars and flour there and save quite a bit. I've never had a problem with bugs in the flour from there, but have from other local grocers and Walmart. You can't get everything there, but for staples, they're great.
post #32 of 119
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Originally Posted by lovincake

Ok, so we have all been forced to work with the new Crisco...and we all have different opinions about it...as for me...well, it's crap!!! I never had a minute's trouble with my frosting until Crisco changed...now it's just not right. And I have my first big wedding cake coming up...so...I have got to figure out what to do!!! Somebody tell me what to do!!! LOL




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post #33 of 119
If you have a resturant supply store where you live you can buy hi-ratio shortening there. If not see if the grocery store bakery will sell it to you. I tried it for the first time last week and I'll never use crisco again. It was the smoothest, creamiest icing I've ever made!
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post #34 of 119
I bought ten cans at wal mart last time I was there because I read the posts about it changing to trans fat free. I still have three small cans of old crisco and I'm saving it for a very special occasion, maybe I'll get remarried, hah fat chance. Anyways gotta go buy more from wal mart before its too late, then the only thing left for me to do is move to China!
post #35 of 119
why don't we all go to crisco company and start complaining....Maybe they start making a Crisco brand just for cakesicon_biggrin.gif
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post #36 of 119
there definitely is a differnce in the new crisco. I didn't realize I had the new stuff until things starting going horribly wrong with my icing and the syrupy stuff would seperate out of it after a day or two. So I'm doing an experiment - I have old and new crisco so I made 3 batches of bc. One with the old, one with the 0 transfat, and one with the 0 transfat with dreamwhip added.
I made the bc a week ago and have been checking it daily to see what happens in the container.
The old crisco came out perfect and is a nice shade of white.
The 0 transfat, is not quite white, definite difference is color and that syrup started seperating out after a day.
The 0 transfat with dreamwhip also is not quite white but no speperation issues happening so far.
What I plan to do next is make roses with each and see what happens then I will thin them down to ice cakes and again see what happens. But that won't be happening for a couple of days still.
I'll let you know my results.
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post #37 of 119
Be careful with the Walmart shortening! I have to read each label because I notice that some are Trans-Fat Free and some are not. You could get screwed if you buy a bunch thinking they are the normal shortening without checking the label. But, like say earlier they are usually in the back of the shelf. icon_smile.gif
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post #38 of 119
My Wal-Mart shortening now has 0 trans fat too. If you use whole milk instad of water, you will not believe the differenalmost like the old BC made with tran-fat laden Crisco! Also, add a pouch of powdered dream whip mix--it has trans fats in it--improves the BC as well!!
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post #39 of 119
MENCKED What is your recipe for bc icing? If you don't mind sharing.
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post #40 of 119
I shop at Aldi as well and love there products and the price. Please don't be fooled into thinking that the products are trans fat free.

If you notice the label says "0 grams trans fat per serving" That just means its less than .4 or .5 (I think) and its per serving so it also depends on the serving size on the label.

Don't get me wrong I understand it is better that before but there is some still there.

I am relatively new to cake decorating so all I have ever used is the new crisco products.
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post #41 of 119
I shop at Aldi as well and love there products and the price. Please don't be fooled into thinking that the products are trans fat free.

If you notice the label says "0 grams trans fat per serving" That just means its less than .4 or .5 (I think) and its per serving so it also depends on the serving size on the label.

Don't get me wrong I understand it is better that before but there is some still there.

I am relatively new to cake decorating so all I have ever used is the new crisco products.
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post #42 of 119
WELL #%$^&*(*^&$^!!!!! Just when I get accustomed to the not as good as old crisco but better than the new crisco consistency of the Great Value brand, now they're gonna change that up on me too!!! You know I went to buy some the other day and they were completely out. Had to run to Winn Dixie, who also has a store brand with trans fat, but it is a good bit softer. Guess I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and just order some sweet tex! Maybe if I throw a temper tantrum?!?! <<holds breath, stomps feet, face turning blue....
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post #43 of 119
I have only been making my own icing since the 0 trans fat Crisco came out so I don't know what I am missing out on. But I gotta find out! Must get hold of some!
post #44 of 119
I don't want to be a downer (and I LOVE stockpiling), but I just have to interject the "shortening can go rancid" disclaimer. It's also prone to picking up funky aromas (even though plastic), so be sure to store carefully!
post #45 of 119
My recipe is kind of a mix of many suggestions that I've found here--I got the idea of adding a pouch of dream whip from Indydebi. Someone else said the Wilton boards said to use milk instead, so my recipe is:

2 C Crisco
1/2 C whole milk
1 t vanilla
1/2 t almond
1/2 t butter flavoring
Cream that at low speed until thoroughly combined. Then add a 2-lb bag of PS (I buy the Aldi brand) to which I have added 1 pouch of Dream Whip and 2 T meringue powder. Continue to mix at a low speed until thoroughly combined and smooth. Good luck and hope this helps!
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