Is C&h Powdered Sugar 10X ?

Decorating By Idreamofcakes Updated 22 Dec 2008 , 6:22pm by sparklepopz

Idreamofcakes Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 9:10pm
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I'm not even sure what that means, i'm guessing it's the number of times it's sifted? I keep seeing it in recipes and i'm not sure which brand to look for.

Thanks!

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lisa78332 Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 9:24pm
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I think its just the brand, but I use it. You can also use just about any brand as long as its 10x

Idreamofcakes Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 9:29pm
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I've checked every ps i come across and never see anything with 10x or any number with a "x" on it on any of the packages.

Just wondering what it means.

KathyTW Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 9:47pm
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10x is the "finest" ps made ... that's not quality "fine" but grain size "fine".

According to an internet search it can't be made any finer than 10x (super super soft and powdery it sounds like!)

Bethkay Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 9:48pm
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The 10x on the confectioner's sugar refers to the grind of the sugar. The 10x is a finer grind than 6x, which is used in a lot of professional bakeries. I believe that most confectioner's sugar sold in U.S. supermarkets is of the 10x variety. HTH icon_smile.gif

Idreamofcakes Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 7:35pm
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icon_smile.gif Thank you so much for your help!

sparklepopz Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 4:31am
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Actually, there is a 12x and even a 14x powdered sugar. 14x is the finest you can buy it.

cakedout Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 3:40pm
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wow, sparklepopz- I learned something new today! thumbs_up.gif Thanks!

So, in what compacity would you use such a fine confectioners sugar? Dusting cakes/cookies? Just curious.

sparklepopz Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 6:22pm
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Ya got me, girl! I found the information several years ago after watching a Good Eats episode about sugar. Wilton has been telling their instructors that the 10x designation refers to the number of times the sugar has been sifted, which was contrary to what Alton Brown said, so I did a little research and found that powdered sugar comes in 4x (coarsest) to 14x (finest). I use 10x and 6x. icon_smile.gif

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