Keeping Brown Sugar Soft

Decorating By bonniebakes Updated 26 Oct 2007 , 4:59pm by PatricesPieces

bonniebakes Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 7:13pm
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I bougth one of those brown sugar bears - it looks like terra cotta - that is supposed to keep your brown sugar soft. But, I'm not sure what to do with it exactly.... help!!

The only directions on the package were "soak it in water for 20 minutes and it will keep brown sugar soft for up to 3 months."

So... I soak it and then put it directly in with the brown sugar? Do I put it in while it's wet or do I let it dry first?



12 replies
KHalstead Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 11:02pm
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soak it take it out of the can pat it dry a bit if you want and then pop it in the brown sugar......I hear they work like a charm.......I've also heard of putting in a slice of apple too! That seems like it would mold to me ...but what do i know??? lol

kakeladi Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 10:59pm
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Sorry can't help w/the bear thing (I think the other poster is right) but here are a few other tricks:
Keeping it in the firg helps.
Adding a slice (or 1/2) of fresh bread helps as does adding a slice of apple.

TexasSugar Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 11:02pm
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I piece of bread will work too. I don't put it in there and forget it, just put it in there a little while before I need it.

fabulicious Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 11:14pm
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you can also throw the brown sugar in the microwave foe a few seconds to soften, too!

Kate714 Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 11:07pm
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The bear works great! I think I just soaked it, dried it off and put it in...worked like a charm!

thems_my_kids Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 11:09pm
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I didn't know you were supposed to soak them! I just popped it in. It didn't work right away, now I know why! I think it's fine now though!

RkRamirez Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 11:12pm
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Originally Posted by thems_my_kids

I didn't know you were supposed to soak them! I just popped it in. It didn't work right away, now I know why! I think it's fine now though!

I just put mine in with the brown sugar. I didn't soak them either.

Price Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 11:30pm
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I just keep my brown sugar in a tupperware container and it stays nice and soft. I "burp" the lid everytime I close the container to be sure to get the extra air out. A 1lb box of sugar fits perfectly. icon_biggrin.gif

lilscakes Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 11:24pm
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I've used the bear, but a slice of bread or a piece of fruit (non citrus) works best. Will soften even a "brick hard" bag of sugar.

bonniebakes Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 11:42pm
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thanks everyone!!

tiptop57 Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 4:45pm
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Gee Price...I'm not even as fancy as you with the tupperware, I keep it in it's bag with a twist tie and throw it in my coffee can marked brown sugar and it stays nicely with no lumps at all! (Gotta a can for wild rice, brown rice and white rice also.)

HTH all the other cheapo's like me....teehee.

PatricesPieces Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 4:59pm
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I keep mine in the freezer and wrapped tightly. It stays very moist.

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