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post #16 of 24
Kroger brand is actually 12X..... makes a nice icing.
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post #17 of 24
When going by weight, it doesn't matter if you sift before our after you weigh it. When going by cups, you're supposed to spoon it into the cup and then after measuring, sift. When it says "1 c. Powdered Sugar", you sift after, when it says "1 c. sifted Powdered Sugar", you sift first. When you sift, it incorperates air into it. The air changes the volume but not the weight. When a one pound box doesn't measure out to 4 c. it's because it has settled and the air has gone out of it. If you sift and then measure and have some left over it's because of the extra air you put into it. You don't have extra product, you just used less because the extra air you sifted into the product took up space in your measuring cup. I hope I explained that clearly. icon_biggrin.gif
post #18 of 24
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Well, that make a ton of sense. Thank you for sharing. It was like a light bulb went off over my head after reading your post.

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post #19 of 24
I should say, "A light bulb turned on!" icon_biggrin.gif
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post #20 of 24
No problem. thumbs_up.gif We're all here to share what we know and learn what we don't! icon_lol.gif
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by SweetArt

When going by weight, it doesn't matter if you sift before our after you weigh it. When going by cups, you're supposed to spoon it into the cup and then after measuring, sift. When it says "1 c. Powdered Sugar", you sift after, when it says "1 c. sifted Powdered Sugar", you sift first.



This is the rule I go by as well. I don't sift unless the recipe calls for sifting.
post #22 of 24
I always sift my powder sugar before I weigh it. It makes for a smoother icing.

If any of you have a Sam's Club near you they sell Domino 10X powder sugar in 7 lb. bags. I love it! thumbs_up.gif
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post #23 of 24
With weighing it won't make a difference if you sift it or not before you weigh. It will however make a difference if you're using cups to measure.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by debsuewoo

Kroger brand is actually 12X..... makes a nice icing.



Really??? I didn't know that! I literally had it in my basket last week and then put it back for the Domino (more expensive) brand. I wish I would have known--I'm going to try that the next time.

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