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post #16 of 35
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Well at least I know I'm not alone! I just went down to the kitchen and tasted it again just to make sure it was still yucky... haha it was! :[ I really just don't want to put that stuff on my son's cake! maybe I'll convince my DH to buy some Domino brand and redo it! I have never heard of BJ's Wholesale, I wish I could find it that cheap!
post #17 of 35
I use Walmart brand 10x and it always seems nice and loose and smooth in the package and I don't sift. I found the Walmart bags to be so much nicer than the Domino bulk bags at Sam's, which to me always seemed more dry and lumpy.
post #18 of 35
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Originally Posted by chrissypie

If anyone has a BJ's Wholesale by them,. they sell Domino PS, 4 lb. bags for around $3.00. I have used cheaper brands before but found my BC was gritty, even with sifting. Won't use anything but brand name now.



A 4lb. bag of Domino PS for $3.00 is cheap. Wish I could find it around here for that. That is really a great price.
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post #19 of 35
I have never had a problem with Kroger brand ps, but I don't love the Walmart Great Value ps. Those are the only two store brands that I have tried. I also have never sifted my sugar for bc...I'll have to give it a try.
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post #20 of 35
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Originally Posted by chrissypie

If anyone has a BJ's Wholesale by them,. they sell Domino PS, 4 lb. bags for around $3.00. I have used cheaper brands before but found my BC was gritty, even with sifting. Won't use anything but brand name now.



Ditto. I only use Dominos PS and get it from BJs. I only use no name for practicing.
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post #21 of 35
This is goooooooddd info lol....

I have never gotten lumps on my fondant or buttercream cause I always sift....
BUT
It's 100 times easier and faster to sift DOmino's PS than the brand I got now...
but the taste is THE SAME... I just went upstairs and tasted a bit of Domino PS and of Reg Brand PS and the taste was the same....

I used the reg brand PS for SUgarshack's Buttercream today (sifted of course) and that buttercream tasted incredible (of course I know it's because of the wedding bouquet flavor) but no nasty/bad after taste.....

Anyways.... I guess I (well My Hubby...rather hehehehe) need to keep S_I_F_T_I_N_G (GGGRRRR) PS until the end of time....
Hey maybe we need to invent an electric sifter?!?!?! hey we could be on to something lol
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post #22 of 35
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electric sifter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhhh I would pay big money for that! :]] I hate sifting for my scratch cakes too!
post #23 of 35
and when I sifted the next time...I had a lot of little judies in the sifter to chuck...and it was domino too...I thought 10x meant sifted ten times...must be an old wives tale....I don't worry about it for bc because I use warm creamer when mixing it....
post #24 of 35
I'm pretty sure 10x refers to the particle size of the sugar. I don't think it has anything to do with sifting. I use C&H (is that the name?) from costco with Sugarshack's recipe. I never sift.

On the rare occasion I make fondant, I sift. Sift or be sorry.

Sign me up for an electric sifter. That would be a great KA attachment, sift ingredients into the bowl. I'd certainly buy one.
post #25 of 35
I'm all for buying the electric sifter!!!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #26 of 35
dalis4joe, Great minds think alike!

Somebody, (probably a gone-mad caker icon_biggrin.gif) already invented the electric sifter...battery and AC models. Wish I'd had one when I decided to sift for a second batch of fondant last weekend, though. I used the kind with a squeeze handle...developed a right-hand grip that could crush granite and ended up with half a cup PS in the bowl...the rest went everywhere else icon_cry.gif

Now, if some genius could create a 'no-fly' PS, THAT would be amazing!!
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post #27 of 35
Bi-lo PS may have more corstarch added...? It does have a funky taste to it. The BJ's we had on Woodruff Rd closed down icon_sad.gif
I will be trying Aldi's kind today. I hope that it works out.
I always sift before using ps.
post #28 of 35
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post #29 of 35
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THank you for the link Ronbob! Only 15 dollars! YAY! Looks like I will be buying one of those babies! icon_razz.gif and dl5 I'm in SC also! I guess I will stick to Domino or maybe try Walmart but I'm not even sure of the price difference there. I actually got the BiLo because it was cheaper and B1G1 but never again!
post #30 of 35
I usually buy the 2 lb. bag of PS from Aldi for about $1.29 as compared to $1.79 for a name brand. I've used a variety and never found in difference in the taste. When I took the Wilton classes they told us to squeeze the bags and make sure no "puffs" of sugar came out. If it did, the bag probably was not sealed well and would have moisture in it requiring sifting. If I ever buy a box of 4X or 10X for a small project, then I always sift but I never sift when I buy the 2 lb. bags and check them out before I buy. Just my 2 cents worth.
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