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post #16 of 24
I found a scale was necessary for making cookies and weighing out the flour. I was getting inconsistent results with measuring cups from one batch to the next. Finally took someone's advice and borrowed a scale. No problems now, except my mom wants her scale back! icon_smile.gif
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post #17 of 24
I agree I love my scales. The cakes and breads come out so much better. I would not give up my scales to anyone.
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post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
I couldn't wait until tomorrow, so I ran out and got a scale on my way home from work tonight!

Another question: how do I convert my cups to lbs, etc?
Is there a chart for this?

Thanks again,
Phyllis
post #19 of 24
Here's a conversion chart for volume to weight of common baking ingredients:

http://www.fareshare.net/conversions-volume-to-weight.html

And here is my little "hippo" scale that I simply can't function without. One cup of shortening = 7 oz, and I don't have to pay double for the pre-measured sticks or make a huge mess with measuring cups!

http://www.thecozypineapple.com/soehnle-66719.html?productid=soehnle-66719&channelid=FROOG
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
kelleym -

Thanks so much for that chart. I printed it out right away and will be using it asap. I'm saving your Hippo scale - that will be next. I just bought a Good Cook scale, so I'll use that for awhile.

Again, Thanks!
Phyllis
post #21 of 24
great chart KellyM, thank you! thumbs_up.gif
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post #22 of 24
Is there a chart showing the amount of cake batter in ounces/pounds to put in cake pans? I talked to a friend of mine the other day when I was working on my first tiered cake and she told me that my 6 inch cake pan only needed 6 oz. of batter. I would love to have a chart with those type measurements. I just haven't been able to find one yet on the internet.

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Sherri
post #23 of 24
Thanks so much, Kelly, for posting the conversion table. I was just searching for one of these, & this one seems to be the most complete. Now, to purchase a scale.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by slwdickey

Is there a chart showing the amount of cake batter in ounces/pounds to put in cake pans? I talked to a friend of mine the other day when I was working on my first tiered cake and she told me that my 6 inch cake pan only needed 6 oz. of batter. I would love to have a chart with those type measurements. I just haven't been able to find one yet on the internet.


Sherri



Me too-if anyone know this it would be very helpful!
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