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Old 07-29-2011, 04:30 PM   #21
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In college I did a paper about the Inuit people (formerly known as Eskimos). One of the things I found in my research was that as they started living in towns and didn't have as much access to blubber, a favorite dessert for many of them was Crisco with sugar stirred in.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:38 PM   #22
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In college I did a paper about the Inuit people (formerly known as Eskimos). One of the things I found in my research was that as they started living in towns and didn't have as much access to blubber, a favorite dessert for many of them was Crisco with sugar stirred in.
I think that is called frosting.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:44 PM   #23
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I think that is called frosting.
exactly, bea! it's not a primitive practice exclusively....
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In college I did a paper about the Inuit people (formerly known as Eskimos). One of the things I found in my research was that as they started living in towns and didn't have as much access to blubber, a favorite dessert for many of them was Crisco with sugar stirred in.
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I remember all the other kids in my classes in grade school loved it when cup cakes with thick frosting were brought in. I would regularly eat the cake part and toss the frosting. I remember one year someone's mom brought in cupcakes that had been baked in ice cream cones and had mounds of colored, shortening based frosting on top to make it look like a fancy swirl cone with sprinkles. I remember scraping off the frosting and wishing it had been real ice cream.

I much prefer butter cream frosting or something like a caramel or syrup drizzled over top. I also like flavored frostings such as cream cheese, spiced, chocolate, strawberry... Just so long as they aren't mostly shortening and sugar with a couple drops of flavoring added. Those are still gross.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:02 PM   #26
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I much prefer butter cream frosting or something like a caramel or syrup drizzled over top. I also like flavored frostings such as cream cheese, spiced, chocolate, strawberry... Just so long as they aren't mostly shortening and sugar with a couple drops of flavoring added. Those are still gross.
My favorite is the very thin orange icing on carrot cake. Hardly there and a little brittle, but delicious with the cake. Oh man, now I want some!
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:10 PM   #27
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I think that is called frosting.
Yes, but frosting usually has some kind of flavoring in it, and powdered sugar! And it's usually eaten on something (like cake).
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:12 PM   #28
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I remember all the other kids in my classes in grade school loved it when cup cakes with thick frosting were brought in. I would regularly eat the cake part and toss the frosting. I remember one year someone's mom brought in cupcakes that had been baked in ice cream cones and had mounds of colored, shortening based frosting on top to make it look like a fancy swirl cone with sprinkles. I remember scraping off the frosting and wishing it had been real ice cream.

I much prefer butter cream frosting or something like a caramel or syrup drizzled over top. I also like flavored frostings such as cream cheese, spiced, chocolate, strawberry... Just so long as they aren't mostly shortening and sugar with a couple drops of flavoring added. Those are still gross.
I have never cared much for shortening based frostings either. I love a good cream cheese frosting, my mom's cooked White Mountain Frosting, and whipped cream based frosting. I almost forgot--I also loved my mom's caramel frosting on applesauce cake.
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I don't recall anyone scraping frosting off of anything when I went to school
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:19 PM   #30
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I don't recall anyone scraping frosting off of anything when I went to school
i did it too, but i must admit i didn't scrape it entirely off. and i didn't know why i did it either. small children, more than most anyone, crave sweet things - anything sweet, with little prejudice....
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