I finally bought a big ol' 50lb block of Sweetex! Yes, I know that may not be the most exciting news to some, but I'm pretty stoked about it :). I've been using Sugarshacks recipe for a few years, and I really love it. I've done tons of trial and error and found a local shortening that has trans-fats that works really well, but there's still a bit of graininess to it that I'm hoping the Sweetex cures.
I paid $111 for it, delivered. Is this a good price, do you think? It seems that every source I found charged around $25-28 for delivery. And no, I cannot get it, or anything like it, locally :(.
So, when it arrives later this week, I'll be diligently dividing that sucker up into 3lb chunks to freeze. I can get 16 6 qt batches of buttercream out of that, so at the very least, I'll save 16 trips across town to that one grocery store I never go to, except to buy a particular brand of shortening lol.