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post #1 of 64
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I don't know if this is a disaster, per se, but it sure put a kink in my stride.

I am making a cake for my daughters daycare V-Day party. I got my powdered sugar out and my melted my marshmallows. I dumped the sugar in and started mixing away. I got it to the point that I could use my hands and I started mixing in more sugar and making it all nice and fondant-y. I dipped into the crisco and started in on the fondant ball again and noticed a crumb. I was like, where the heck did that come from? Figured it was probably from the last cake I made and some crumbs had made it into the crisco. I picked it out and kept going. Few minutes later, another one. Picked it out and kept going. Then another! This time, I picked it out and looked at it. It was a BUG! Little bugs had gotten into my powdered sugar!!!! A whole batch of fondant ruined and I am totally grossed out. LOL Now this weekend I am cleaning out my pantry top to bottom because who knows if they got into anything else!!
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post #2 of 64
OH MY That is bad .... wonder how they got into your sugar..... One time I bought some cornmeal and went to use it and it was full of little bugs ....
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post #3 of 64
thats happened to me before. My husband had put some powdered sugar up in the top of pantry and when i went to use it later I could see a bunch of itty bitty bugs. Luckily the bag the sugar was in was clear so I saw them before i dumped it into anything... icon_confused.gif the thought really makes me wanna barf even still...
post #4 of 64
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I can't believe I didn't see it before hand!
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post #5 of 64
EEWWWWW...I know that happens sometimes to flour/pasta...not PS!
post #6 of 64
Oh, poor you! That's awful.

I had bugs in my flour once and since then I keep anything like that (flour, sugar, ps, graham cracker crumbs, even cornstarch) in sealed containers. Not only does it keep it bug free but if there are anything in it prior to purchase, I'd notice when transferring it (I hope icon_smile.gif ). Another added bonus is that my cabinets are much neater!
post #7 of 64
i hear you ELcee, i do the same thing. i`ve learned my lesson
post #8 of 64
You should have used it anyway. Those kids could use a little protein with their sugar!!! icon_lol.gif
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post #9 of 64
LOL!!!
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post #10 of 64
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lol
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post #11 of 64
Eeek! (Does this mean you were being lazy and didn't sift!? LOL)
post #12 of 64
Put your flour in the freezer for a few hours when you get it home from the store. This will kill any larva. You will need to throw out those things from your pantry (get them out of the house not just in the kitchen trash. Wipe the cupboards down with a bleach water solution and let dry completely. These bugs are weevils and are usually brought home from the store. Sift all flour and cake mixes before mixing. I bought a box of cake mix got it home and went to use it and it was full of them (shudder..eww)never again I sift everything!
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post #13 of 64
Ditto, what MelissaJeane said. I bought cornmeal once and opened it to use it when I got home. Luckily it never made it to the cupboard. But now, I sift everything. You would be surprised the difference it makes in your baking as well. Besides, have you ever sifted a box cake mix. You would be surprised at the little balls of whatever that won't go through the sifter. It makes your cakes have a wonderful texture when you sift also.
post #14 of 64
i actually just started sifting bc of the great advice here on cc! luckily i've found no bugs yet icon_biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 64
I've had them in flour before and it's ruined entire dinners, lol! I learned to keep that stuff in sealed containers as well. Once they get into one thing, it's like they feel like they've struck gold in your pantry and they will make their way into everything..mac-n-cheese, oatmeal, taco seasoning...a total pain in the butt, for sure!

I buy the Glad containers to keep my sugars and flours in.
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