I ran out of Cane Powdered sugar,and I only have Great Value powdered sugar left,So I was wondering has anyone tried this in their buttercream?and If so how did it work out for you? I know they say You should always use pure cane sugar,cause some other brands use sugar beets,and I dont know whats in Walmarts sugar.So has anyone had any good or bad experiances with this powdered sugar? and would it be ok or should I just stay clear of this sugar?
It's fine. I have also used it to make marshmallow fondant without any complications.
I use this brand often with no problems! I seem to have more problems when I switch my shortening.
I agree with Practiceandpratience......No problem with the P-sugar, but switching the shortening....ugh....
I still prefer C&H buy a lot when on sale....but Walmart brand is good and usually much cheaper.
as a hobby baker, this is all i use, for fondant and BC, its fine, oh and another thing, i dont even sift it...
I agree, their powdered sugar is fine and works well, I've never had a problem with it. I also agree, their shortening is awful!
I use it... although now we've been buying powdered sugar in bulk @ costo. before that, though, I pretty much just used GV.
I use GV & it's fine. P.S. I don't sift mine either.
That's all I ever use for both Buttercream and MMF and I've never had a problem with it.
I've used confectioner's sugar from WalMart, Sam's, Meijer, and Kroger without any problem at all. It all seems the same to me, as long as it's packaged in the plastic bag. Most of the time, I don't even sift it.
However, I did run into an issue once when I bought Domino confectioner's sugar in the box and didn't sift it. (Live and learn.)
Like others who've posted, I seem to have more issues with shortening.
i've never used anything but the GV walmart brand ps.. sometimes i sift, sometimes i don't, but never had any problems with it either way - and i've used it in BC, RI & MMF. in fact, in a pinch last week i ran to food lion (it was closer) and bought their brand ps and didn't sift it and as i was icing the cake, i kept seeing little "chunks" of ps.. BLECH!
I use both the walmart brand shortening and powdered sugar almost exclusively, and I have never had a problem. I have also used the PS for MMF, royal, and Michele Foster's fondant with dreat results.
I use the wal-mart brand shortening and powdered sugar, and the icing tastes great! I did start buying the bigger bags at Sams club though, but when I dont feel like driving that far, I go to wal-mart
I like the Walmart brand. I don't sift it either. Turns out good for me.
The only time I've ever had a problem w/powdered sugar bits was with GV, but then again I didn't sift it. I usually use C& H and I don't sift, but it made a difference for me. I would use it but do sift just in case
I tried Aldi brand this last week and it had little chunks in it. The powder itself wasn't lumpy...I don't sift...but it came out with chunks.
I'm sure glad you asked that question, I was wondering myself but was afraid to try it. I didn't want it to change the taste of my BC. I have alway's used Krogers brand it was the only one I liked.
What is GV?
GV= Great Value
the WalMart brand
I use GV, Aldi and Cane but I always sift and never have any problems.