10X Powdered Sugar

Decorating By lstalder Updated 3 Aug 2009 , 4:45pm by cylstrial

lstalder Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 1:55am
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Which powdered sugar brands are 10x? Do you know if C & H powdered sugar is 10x? And, how important is it to use 10x in buttercream recipes?
Thanks you-this is my first post! LoriS

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cylstrial Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 1:06pm
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Hi Lori! Welcome to Cake Central! You're going to have a blast on here!

10x means that the powder sugar has been sifted 10 times. Which means that there won't be as many powder sugar lumps as there would be if it was only sifted 3 times. So it's very important to buy the 10x.

The outside of the bag typically says 6x or 10x or whatever it is. Hope this helps!

cylstrial Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 1:09pm
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I forgot to add this! It's a cake central acronym list to help you get around the forums!


jardot22 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 1:21pm
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Hello! Using 10X is very very important in my opinion. For example, last weekend I was out of the 10X, so I bought some C & H from Walmart and used it instead....big mistake. My buttercream, which is usually extremely smooth with no lumps whatsoever, was full of tiny bumps from the powdered sugar. I highly recommend 10X. I get mine from Sam's Club. It comes in 7 lb bags for around $4

cylstrial Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 4:45pm
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I buy the exact same PS (powdered sugar) that Jardot buys. Ours is $4.39 for a bag.

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