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post #16 of 23
itsacake - thanks for the info. There's one not too far from my mom in Houston.

Ginger - the next time I go to Houston (probably in October) - would you like me to pick you up a box?

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post #17 of 23
Leana..thank you soooo much! I will compare that to the recipe that I have for hi-ratio and see if there is a difference! Thanks again!!
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post #18 of 23
Thanks itsacake. I looked BakeMark hi-ratio, this is only donut icing, frosting and brownie frosting. I they have a few more ingredients then the SYSCO cake shortening. They SYSCO brand can be used for cakes, frosting and pastries and pie crust. So, they are both good and have good prices just need to decide if you want for other stuff. I bake pies and tarts so for me the SYSCO brand is better but if only make frosting you can save a few dollars for a 50lb cube.
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post #19 of 23
YES I USE CRISCO. I USE THE CRISCO STICKS. IT COMES IN A PACKAGE OF THREE STICKS. IT GOES FOR ABOUT $2.79 I THINK WHEN IT ISN'T ON SALE. WHEN IT GOES ON SALE IS WHEN I USUALLY BUY IT UNLESS I FIND IT IN WALMART. THAT IS ONLY AROUND THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS HERE THOUGH. THAT WILL CHANGE COME THIS OCTOBER WHEN THE WALMART HERE OPENS THE SUPER CENTER PART. THEN WE WILL SEE WHAT THE REGULAR SUPERMARKET PRICE WILL BE. THAT IS THE ONLY STUFF I USE.
post #20 of 23
itsacake are these bakemark locations walkin stores/wholesale distributors? There's a few that are close to me. Thanks.
post #21 of 23
Ali, that would be so nice if you get an opportunity. Thank you so much.
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post #22 of 23
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I am so new to this. What do you mean by hi-ratio? How is that different. I definately dislike the greasy taste I get with Crisco.
post #23 of 23
Leana,

How interesting that you should think the BakeMark hi-ratio isn't useful fot cakes, pies, and pastries. I, of course, would not have posted if this were the case. My Bakemark hi-ratio is labeled Cake and Icing and the ingredients are listed as:

"Partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils, with mono and diglycerides added, polysorbate 60.

I just baked 6 very large cakes using it and made 7 batches of icing. All worked well, and the cakes got raves, so I think it works jsut fine. BakeMark does distribute several different shortenings, so perhaps you looked at something else.

As to which is better, I won't make a judgement, but as Sysco seems to have limited distribution and BakeMark may be more available across the country, I thought it a valid option.

Bikegal,

My husband picked the shortening up for me. He said the shop basically worded as a cash and carry. I had called and ordered it, but he gave them his name and cash and he carreid it out. Nothing about needign to be a buisness or anything like that. I think you can set up an account and have it work as a wholesale distributor, but I didn't see the need at this time.

Momofjil,

Hi-ratio is shortening that has the property of being able to absorb more sugar than butter can. It is said to make icing that doesn't have as much of a greasy mouth-feel as ordinary shortening. People who have had issues with icing separating somethimes find this is less of a problem with hi-ratio.


Sorry I took so long to answer. We're having a 3 generation, international, family reunon thing this weekend and I've been a little busyicon_smile.gif
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