Sifting Powdered Sugar

Decorating By mavreader Updated 20 Jul 2009 , 4:31am by cvigil

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mavreader Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 3:43am
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My Wilton Instructor said it was necessary to sift powdered sugar in order to put it in my buttercream. So how do I sift it? I know it sounds stupid, but I heard that sifting was the same as dry whisking or is there a tool you use to make sifting powdered sugar easier?

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Doug Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 3:51am
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I use a large wire mesh strainer when I sift.

I sift my cake ingredients, but not my powdered sugar

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Rylan Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 4:08am
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I also use a wire mesh.

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lzbthbrdn Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 4:08am
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i use a very large flour sifter with a crank style turner on it. i've tried other kinds but they dont work as well or break very easily. ive noticed that if i skip the sifting i get lumps in my buttercream. hope this helps.

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lzbthbrdn Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 4:09am
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i use a very large flour sifter with a crank style turner on it. i've tried other kinds but they dont work as well or break very easily. ive noticed that if i skip the sifting i get lumps in my buttercream. hope this helps.

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lzbthbrdn Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 4:10am
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i use a very large flour sifter with a crank style turner on it. i've tried other kinds but they dont work as well or break very easily. ive noticed that if i skip the sifting i get lumps in my buttercream. hope this helps.

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cvigil Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 4:31am
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I sift my powdered sugar also. I have had bad experiences with clogged tips. You can get a cheap one at Wal-mart or as posted above, you can use a strainer. Dump the sugar in the strainer and hit the side until it's empty. Any lumps can be broken up and pushed through with a rubber scraper.

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