Do you love baking? Then Crisco shortening is an essential part of your kitchen cupboard. You can use this vegetable fat for various things related to baking. Use it to grease your cutters or as a substitute for butter when baking cakes and tarts. You can also use Crisco when rolling out fondant or marzipan, to prevent the product from sticking to the worktop. Crisco is a vegetable fat (shortening).