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post #16 of 24
I just got a 50 pound box of high ratio shortening from GFS in Illinois. I paid $59 with tax. It's a small box that weighs a ton so be careful getting it into the car. It comes in a cube shaped box that just has a blue plastic bag inside with the shortening in that. They don't carry it in the store, you need to call and they will order it for you. Takes a few weeks. The product number is 9529640-1-50# and it's called something like cake and icing shortening. You do not need to be a member to shop there.
post #17 of 24
^^That's why I generally order mine online. Shipping sucks, but at least it's shipped to my door and I don't have to worry about trying to haul it to my car (and into the car) and into the house. This way I can just push my weight against the box to where it needs to be lol But also, the GFS around here is about 20 minutes away in a really busy area (that I rarely have need to go), so it's overall worth it for me.


I agree though on how much better hi ratio shortening is. I also did not know about the smaller amount of hi ratio to regular. I definitely prefer it to regular Crisco. My boyfriend loves Sugarshack's buttercream (after taking the tip out, he'll squirt the rest of out the piping bag into his mouth after I'm completely done lol he didn't used to do that before because it was "too sweet" yet I actually use more powdered sugar...).


I used to buy the 4lb tubs of hi ratio (one or two at a time), but at the rate I was baking, I'd go through it really quick, so I opted for the 25lb bucket (which I might add is a PITA to open every time, so I just refill one of my 4lb tubs and store the bucket until I need a refill). The rate I had to buy it, it was cheaper to get the bigger (even with shipping).
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post #18 of 24
Ditto......so much stuff, wanting sooooo much more. Agbay jealousy going on here big time! I have a question about magicline pans. I'll post it later. No, we don't have a Gordon's. The local (30 min away!!) food service does not carry it. I tried. None of the bakeries in the closest city even heard of Sweetex or hi ratio. I find that hard to believe but I called all in the book! I emailed Sharon Zambito and she gave the www.FondantSource.com site. It is really great on prices but they run out of stock quickly. She also told me that the Sweetex brand was better than others on the market. However, a person at the company that makes Sweetex told me that they require all companies that break down the shortening in smaller portions, to use private labels. I don't know what brand The Baker's Kitchen is.
post #19 of 24
I have using Crisco and just bought some CK - When I took the classes it was a cup of shortening. Will it be the same about with the CK?

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post #20 of 24
Has anyone tried Kitchen Krafts hi -ratio shortening. Here is the link....it is a 3 lb container for $9.95 you can also order a bigger tub.
http://www.kitchenkrafts.com/product.asp?pn=IN1103
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by inspiredbymom

I don't know what brand The Baker's Kitchen is.



It's TBK. It looks like they label it as their own, I think?

It's the only hi-ratio shortening I've ever used. My co-worker gave me the link and really only have ever purchased from there. Shipping is pretty quick for me.
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post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by madicakes

Now I can't go back...lol. I never, ever believed there could be such a difference! I found some in a nearby cake supply store and decided to try it....WOW. Yet another convert icon_smile.gif



Can you share what brand you purchased? And what makes the difference? Is it creamier , sturdier or does it taste better?

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post #23 of 24
Also how long does hi-ratio shortening store until it goes bad?
post #24 of 24
we use Alpine brand....it is geat...we take one afternoon and just portion it out in 1 pound balls and wrap in saran...keep iun a cool place and it is ready to go for icing. This saves a lot of time and mess measuring later.
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