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post #1 of 10
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ok, I know this one comes a lot about Sugar Shacks buttercream icing...BUT........I searched and found a forum post from sugarshack explaining how to make her icing. I am totally using her icing.....but I was wondering if anyone has her icing recipe but for way less icing. This is the recipe I found:

5 1/2 cups hi ratio shortening ( sweetex)
5 pounds sifted powdered sugar
liquid which consists of 1)flavorings and 2) a liquid I make by mixing powdered coffee creamer, one cup to one cup hot water. I make this liquid up a few cups at a time and keep it in the fridge till I need it.

I let it go for 5-7-minutes till creamy and smooth on about speed 6.

I don't think I need this much for 1 6 inch 2 layer round cake.
How do I break this down?
post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 
Also,

Is crisco ok to use in this recipe? I live in Canada, so I am having no problems with it being to HOT here! lol
post #3 of 10
I too am in Canada and use a variation of Sugarshack's recipe. I use hi-ratio shortening from the Bulk Barn (not sure if they have those in Alberta, but they are everywhere in Ontario). I use a smaller version of her recipe as I only have a 4.5 quart Kitchen Aid. Let me see if I can find the thread with the recipe for that...
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post #4 of 10
OK here's one thread (although I think there was another that might have been lost in the crash):

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-580144.html
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post #6 of 10
I've heard of some using crisco and not having problems. The only way your going to know is if you do a batch and see what it turns out like. You can cut the portions down for every pound of conf. sugar you subtract, subtract 1 cup of the shortening. Personally though make the full batch, use what you need and put the rest in an airtight container. It will last a very long time. This will save you time and energy the next time you have a cake to do, because you already have the icing done up.
post #7 of 10
I make this recipe all the time using Crisco...I love it and so do my clients...don't be afraid to use Crisco...Linda
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post #8 of 10
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Thanks everyone! I think I have the recipe down now....and I will go ahead and use crisco. I can't wait to try sugarshacks icing!!!!
post #9 of 10
I've never made this recipe before,but will be trying it to ice a 2 tier cake this weekend. How much powdered coffee creamer and how much water? Water has to be boiling or just hot?
post #10 of 10

Use equal parts of creamer and boiling water (e.g 1/2 cup creamer and 1/2 cup water).  The hotter the water the better the creamer blends and dissolves.

 

I used Sweetex Hi-Ration shortening on this recipe the other day and I have to say the icing was so much smoother than it was with the hi-ratio I purchased from Country Kitchen.

 

Crisco would work but I think you will be surprised the difference that hi-ratio will make.

Thanks,

Myra
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Thanks,

Myra
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