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I bought BakeMark hi-ratio shortening for a great price

post #1 of 31
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Yesterday I bought BakeMark's hi-ratio shortening. I bought a 50 lb block for a little less than $50.00 (tax included). I am going to make Sugarshack's buttercream icing and report back.

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post #2 of 31
Where did you buy it?
post #3 of 31
I've been wanting to try the bakemark brand, let us know how you like it!
post #4 of 31
Good luck! I have a question, probably stupid, but what is the difference between hi-ratio and Crisco. I never used the hi-ratio before. Just curious.

Thanks! And let us know how it turns out! icon_biggrin.gif

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post #5 of 31
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I bought it at the branch in Grand Prairie, Texas. They have cash and carry available.

Eisskween, i hear it makes for a much smoother and creamier texture and can hold more liquid. This will be my first time using it.

I wish I could buy Sweetex because I have read alot about it, but my checkbook doesn't like the price.
post #6 of 31
I do prefer Sweetex, but I can't afford it either, so I buy hi-ratio 3 lbs at a time from CountryKitchenSA.com
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post #7 of 31
flg22275, I am probably in the minority here, but I prefer the BakeMark h/r over Sweetex. I broke down and got the Sweetex recently(necessity more than anything else). My icings are a LOT smoother with the BakeMark h/r.
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post #8 of 31
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Originally Posted by all4cake

flg22275, I am probably in the minority here, but I prefer the BakeMark h/r over Sweetex. I broke down and got the Sweetex recently(necessity more than anything else). My icings are a LOT smoother with the BakeMark h/r.



Thanks good to hear! Can't wait to try it.
post #9 of 31
when I contacted bakemark they informed me that they carry several brands of h/r - which specific one do you use all4cake?
post #10 of 31
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Originally Posted by yellobutterfly

when I contacted bakemark they informed me that they carry several brands of h/r - which specific one do you use all4cake?



Mine said it was Brown h/r shortening. But that was in reference to the color of label. When I asked was Brown a name or the color she informed me it was part of the name. I heard another lady said they have an Orange. I spoke to the General Manager and she didn't indicate to me there were different brands. I hope I bought the right one.
post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by yellobutterfly

when I contacted bakemark they informed me that they carry several brands of h/r - which specific one do you use all4cake?



I thought it was their brand....the labels on the sides said BakeMark.

It's not that I normally purchase that brand. I get the least expensive...

I haven't purchased directly through BakeMark. It was purchased online. I thought it was from countrykitchensa.com(not like I deal with so many companies that I can't remember) but when I ordered again from them, they sent a different brand. I shop at a handful of places...not all of them sell h/r shortening. I do remember it was shipped to me directly from their supplier(which I thought for whatever reason was ck ).

I've tried Alpine as well and even like it better than Sweetex. I do like Sweetex better than Crisco/regular shortening with or without trans fat.

I didn't mean to imply that I buy it exclusively.
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post #12 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by all4cake

flg22275, I am probably in the minority here, but I prefer the BakeMark h/r over Sweetex. I broke down and got the Sweetex recently(necessity more than anything else). My icings are a LOT smoother with the BakeMark h/r.



You are not alone! I am the same way...I tried a lot of different hi ratio shortenings and I prefer Bakemark as well.

btw, may I ask where you are buying it from? I am getting mine from CK but would love to find somewhere where shipping won't kill me. My local distributor doesnt carry it and BakeMark told us they dont delivery to NC..
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post #13 of 31
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Ok..I DID IT!!!!!! It turned out really great. I think I need to find some more intensive flavoring besides the Wilton vanilla and butter. And I added some popcorn salt to cut some of the sweetness. But it tasted pretty close to what I normally make.

Here are the pictures of the icing in my KA.
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post #14 of 31
That looks wonderfully creamy!
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post #15 of 31
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Thanks. I was reading a post from Sugarshack saying she makes her icing a day in advance then frost the next day. So will let you know my results.
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