I Think My Math Is Wrong ??? Please Take A Look ....

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 26 Jul 2009 , 2:20am by woodruffbn

Mikel79 Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 4:59pm
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Hi All!

I am trying to figure out how many cups of POWDERED SUGAR equals 1 pound?? I was thinking 2 cups of powdered sugar equals 1 pound. However, I just read somewhere that 4 cups of powdered sugar equals 1 pound?????

What is the correct measurement????

TIA

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ptanyer Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 5:10pm
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According to Toba Garrett's book, The Well Decorated Cake, 1 cup of 10x confectioner's sugar weighs 1/2 of one cup of granulated sugar. 4 cups of CS=16 oz.=1 lb.=454 grams.

Hope that helps. icon_smile.gif

cylstrial Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 5:10pm
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4 cups = 1 pound.

Clovers Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 5:21pm
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1 pound = 3.485859703764 cup [US]

I got that from a conversion calculator... so it's 3.5 cups per pound.

indydebi Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 5:26pm
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I went to www.ask.com and found answers ranging from 2.5 cups per pound to 3.75 cups per pound.

So I went to the best source ... the bag of sugar itself.

My bag of sugar says a serving size is 1/4 cup and there are 106 servings in my 7 lb bag.

106 divided by 4 = 26.5 cups per 7 lb bag.
26.5 cups divided by 7 lbs = 3.7857 cups per pound.

Mikel79 Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 8:31pm
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Thank you!

cylstrial Posted 25 Jul 2009 , 1:17pm
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LOL! You sure got a lot of different answers (although they are all right around the same number). Hehe.

jjkarm Posted 25 Jul 2009 , 4:56pm
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Oh my Gosh!!! Indydebi never ceases to amaze me. icon_eek.gif Not only does she run a successful catering business, she's a very savvy minded woman, a fantastic cake decorator, and she has a great personality to boot.....but now I find out she's a math nerd as well!!!! icon_cry.gif She's toooo talented!!!

I'm so depressed.....life just isn't fair. (I think I'll go crawl back under my rock now.) icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif LOL

indydebi Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 2:16am
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Originally Posted by jjkarm

but now I find out she's a math nerd as well!!!! :



There's a saying in my house.....

"Debi Does Data"! icon_biggrin.gif

woodruffbn Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 2:20am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Quote:
Originally Posted by jjkarm

but now I find out she's a math nerd as well!!!! :


There's a saying in my house.....

"Debi Does Data"! icon_biggrin.gif




LMAO!!!! That is soooo funny!!

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