How Many Lbs To Cups!?

Decorating By TheMightyQuinn Updated 20 Apr 2009 , 9:04pm by rockytop

TheMightyQuinn Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 8:12pm
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I've lost my mind in the last few minutes.

2lbs of Psugar would be about 8 cups right?

I dont have a measuring scale and cant remember what i knew before /sigh

Please help!

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Ironbaker Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 8:19pm
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Yes, about that. 1lb is approx. 3 3/4c.


eta: luvsfreebies, that's regular sugar that you linked to. Powder sugar is not as heavy.

TheMightyQuinn Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 8:27pm
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thank you very much!

rockytop Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 8:30pm
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For the recipe that I use 8 cups = 4 lbs

Mencked Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 8:34pm
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OK--how about shortening--how many oz=1 C?

Ironbaker Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 8:35pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rockytop

For the recipe that I use 8 cups = 4 lbs




For regular sugar, yes, but not for powdered sugar.

rockytop Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 8:42pm
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according to my scale 8 cups equals 4 lbs,
as for shorting 5 cups equals 2 lbs

Ironbaker Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 8:56pm
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For shortening, it's about 6.75oz to a single cup.

I have a couple of good conversion sites for baking saved on my comp at home, I'll post later if you want them. Joy of Baking is a good resource too.

http://www.joyofbaking.com/sugar.html

rockytop Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 9:04pm
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After some debate I went and recalculated the cups versus lbs. PS is 3.5 cups per 1 lbs. I must have written the measurement down. I am sorry for giving wrong information . Its a good thing that Bjs club sells PS in 4 lb bags. Again sorry for the wrong info..

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