It's WFMW!Since I started taking my Wilton cake class, I have needed to measure ALOT of crisco/shortening.
I learned a simple trick from our class instructor:
When measuring Crisco- tear off some plastic wrap, and smush it down into your measuring cup. Then measure out your Crisco.
When level, pull @ the plastic wrap, and it comes straight out.
Also, you don't have any greasy mess to clean up!I've used this trick with other sticky/messy ingredients too, and it works like a charm.
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