High Ratio Shortening makes a great substitute for any lard-based products in your baking. Because High Ratio Shortening contains micro-emulsifiers, you can put it in your cakes and cupcake recipes to help retain moisture, making your cakes and cupcakes smooth and delicious. You can also use High Ratio Shortening in your buttercream frosting to help it from separating as quickly, and it won't live a greasy texture or taste in your mouth. High Ratio Shortening is perishable and should be refrigerated to extend shelf-life and freshness. It is also Certified Kosher.