mami2sweeties Posted 24 May 2006 , 12:36am
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What is the texture of this icing? I have seen the recipes but it is lighter feeling than regular crisco buttercream?

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ChrisJ Posted 24 May 2006 , 12:46am
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This is my favorite icing...HOWEVER....my math conversion is horrible and I realized that I was putting in 8 cups of powdered sugar, instead of 4 cups. icon_redface.gif When I realized it I made it the correct way but liked it much less than when I put in 8 cups. It makes more and it is not as greasy so I stick with the 8 cups now. I whip it for about 5 minutes in my KA. It is less sweet and very light.

mami2sweeties Posted 24 May 2006 , 3:17pm
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What dream whip recipe do you have? I have 2 and they call for 2 pounds of powdered sugar. That equals 8 cups.

ChrisJ Posted 25 May 2006 , 4:15am
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Are you sure? I used the converter on this and also checked the site below and they both say that 4 cups is 32 ounces which equals 2 pounds.

http://www.springfrog.com/converter/weight.htm

Now I'm really confused icon_confused.gif Anyone else know?

2 pounds equals how many cups???

lsawyer Posted 25 May 2006 , 4:21am
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One pound of powdered sugar is approx. 4 cups. Buy the 2-pound bag and measure it.

mami2sweeties Posted 25 May 2006 , 3:18pm
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Well, I always knew that 4 cups equals a pound so I just thought that 8 cups equals 2 pounds. Maybe I am wrong. I dunno know now.

coffeecake Posted 25 May 2006 , 3:25pm
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This line reminds me of the old kids joke -
Which is heavier a one ton elephant or one ton of feathers?

Answer: neither - both weigh a ton! icon_lol.gif

Also, depending how hard you pack things, or whether they are sifted, they will measure a 'cup' differently.

mami2sweeties Posted 26 May 2006 , 6:01pm
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Just a guess here but I do think that liquid is different than dry when it comes to measuring.

1 cup equals 8 ounces in liquid
2 cups equals 16 ounces in liquid

But when it comes to measuring dry ingredients you have to use dry measuring cups and not liquid
measuring cups.

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