Originally Posted by judypie
what is hi-ratio shortening?
Hi there....I see this is a old thread but they mention high ratio shortening . Its high in fat content ( sp ) anyways it also has other ingredients to make it hold liquid and sugar better it really makes a huge
difference in making buttercream. Its not Crisco crisco is now trans fat free.
You can buy high ratio shortening at a cake supply store a restaurant depot or online.
High ratio shortening also is more stable to high temperatures like in the warm summer monthsEdited by kazita - 4/19/13 at 11:09am