I finally broke down and bought some hi-ratio shortening. I tried one recipe for buttercream and wasn't too crazy about it. It consisted of 1 cup shortening, 2 cups PS, 1/2 cup milk and flavorings. I didn't find it very smooth and creamy like I was hoping.
Does anyone have a good crusting buttercream recipe they'd like to share using hi-ratio shortening? I prefer not using butter in my buttercream, just shortening and butter flavoring. Or should I just stick to my regular recipe and replace the Crisco with hi-ratio?
Thanks for any help.