Where Do You Get Your Powdered Sugar?

Decorating By kamikaze_fish Updated 24 Jun 2009 , 2:12am by bbmom

kamikaze_fish Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 5:36pm
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We have been buying it in the small 2lb bags at the grocery store but all of a sudden it hit me today, maybe it is cheaper to buy it another way. Do you buy yours in large quantity and measure it out or do you just by the 2lb bags as needed? Do you keep several bags on hand just in case?

22 replies
KathysCC Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 5:49pm
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I get the big bags from Sam's.

Kimmers971 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 5:54pm
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I get mine at Costco, around $4.50 for 8 lbs.

in2cakes2 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 6:05pm
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I sometimes get the 25lb box from GFS (6x fine) for $15-$16 or Sam's (10x fine) 7lb bag for $3-$4.

jules5000 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 6:13pm
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I don't know if you have Aldi's stores where you live or not Kimmers, but I get mine there. No, I am well aware that it can't beat the other prices the girls here have stated, but my husband and I really are not in a position at this time to be really able to take advantage of Sam's or Costco. Aldis beats other stores prices on the 2lb. if you have to get it that way. I haven't checked Cargo Largo out here for that item, but if you have one they might have some pretty decent prices. I know they have some food items. We also have Dollar Generals here. To me they save me more money then walmart as I have to drive quite a bit further for a walmart.

kamikaze_fish Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 6:19pm
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We have aldis here and the prices weren't much cheaper than C&H at WalMart. We've been contemplating a Sam's or Costco membership. Looks like that's probably our best choice.

in2cakes2 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 6:27pm
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Jules you are spot on with Aldi ( love love love that store!!) , that is where I used to get my PS because I shop there every week for groceries but I now just buy in bulk because once a month we go to another town that is farther but has all the warehouse stores.

sweetsadiecakes Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 6:29pm
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I've been buying mine in the 1lb box just for the ease of use because most recipes call for 1lb proportions AND it usually does not need to be sifted. Do you all sift your powdered sugar? I HATE TO SIFT.

Sassy74 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 6:34pm
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I also use the ps from Sam's. I'm in there weekly, so it's no big deal to pick up several bags at a time, and they're 7 lbs each. And sweetsadiecakes, nope I don't sift...unless it's for MMF. Then I sift. Not my fave either!

Rylan Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 9:19pm
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I get the 50lb ones from Costco, it is cheaper when you calculate it.

A lot of people sift even if it is the 10x

ZlatkaT Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 9:40pm
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I get mine at Smart $ Final, 25lb for $14. As I see here, I never paid attention how much xfine it was. It is C&H brand.

cylstrial Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 11:52pm
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I get it at Sam's. A 7lb bag costs $4.36 where my parents live and $4.39 where I live. When you do the math, it costs so much more to buy the little 2 lb bags. Although they are nice because you don't have to measure. I prefer the savings. =o)

panchanewjersey Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 12:02am
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Originally Posted by RylanTy

I get the 50lb ones from Costco, it is cheaper when you calculate it.

A lot of people sift even if it is the 10x

I get mine there too but it doesn't say it's the 10x. So, I do sift mine. Hmmm.

sugarcheryl Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 12:05am
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I also purchase mine from Sam's or Costco.

emlashlee Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 12:07am
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I priced C&H at Sams and at Wal-Mart where I live. It's actually a little cheaper at our Walmart, so it may depend on what part of the country you're in.

SJ169 Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 12:08am
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WHAT!? Costco has big bags of icing sugar?!?! hmm i wonder if that only in the states, i swear the last time i went there they only had the little bags....will have to investigate!!

SJ169 Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 12:10am
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nope scratch that i just called our costco and they only have little bags icon_sad.gif how sad.... icon_sad.gif

paulstonia Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 12:11am
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I get mine in the bulk bins at winco, I think it's like .46 cents a pound. But I do have to sift it for fondant.

bettinashoe Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 12:16am
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Interesting, if you check the price at Wal-Mart you'll find the 1 pound box of C&H ps is cheaper per pound than the larger bag.

I always sift except when making MMF. I've found the MMF doesn't need to be sifted but ps for other icings work out much better when sifted. I sift through a fine strainer, not an actual sifter....sifters take forever!

Evoir Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 12:26am
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I definitely always sift powdered sugar...there are variations batch to batch, sometimes you can end up with a tsp of granules after sifting a kilo or so!

(If I'm piping with a 00 or 000 tip, I even strain my RI through a clean nylon stocking icon_smile.gif )

auntmamie Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 1:27am
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I just did the math - my choices are staying at WM and paying $1.67 for 2 pound bags (great since my recipes all call for 2 pounds each) or going to Costco, paying $4.50 for 7 pounds, and a $60 yearly membership fee. I would have to use 225 or more pounds a year in order to make the cost savings. I'll stay at WM for now - that would be 120 batches of icing in one year - no way will I get anywhere close to that this year.

jammjenks Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 2:04am
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It is cheaper for me to buy the 2# bags at walmart. I'm glad it's cheaper that way though, because it would be worth it to pay more just so I didn't have to measure out that stuff. My bc recipe takes 2# of ps per batch. I'm all about the convenience of pre-measured ps.

I pay $1.34 for a two pound bag at my local Walmart.

bbmom Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 2:12am
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Right now Hannaford has 2lb bags for $1.24 thats 10cents cheaper than walmart. The price is supposed to be good through summer. I'm stocking up.

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