10X Powdered Sugar

Decorating By kimelderbarton Updated 24 Aug 2009 , 12:07am by beachcakes

kimelderbarton Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 9:50pm
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I found online that 10x powdered sugar is more fine that 6x powdered sugar. If a recipe calls for sifted powdered sugar, do you have to sift if your using 10x. The recipe doesn't specify what grade use prior to it being sifted? Any help is appreciated....Thanks in advance. icon_smile.gif

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HarleyDee Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 10:53pm
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I sift it all. Just because you'll eliminate lumps, and you never know what else might be in that box. Not trying to be gross, but quality inspectors don't catch everything icon_smile.gif

Lee15 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 12:19pm
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You should sift it. After sugar is milled, it sits around for a bit so it settles and sometimes form lumps.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 12:20pm
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So other than specialty or baking supply stores where can I get the 10X?

Lee15 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 5:13pm
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It is readily available at any supermarket. Domino's is 10X.

jardot22 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 5:15pm
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You can get it at Sam's Club in 7 lb bags for around $4.35 or so. It's Baker's & Chef's brand, and it's 10x sifted.

Ruth0209 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 5:28pm
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I just bought a 50 lb. bag for about $25 at Cash & Carry.

PuffCake Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 5:32pm
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I use Domino's 10x powdered sugar and just recently stopped sifting it because I remember reading a post from Sugarshack that she doesn't sift PS anymore. I decided to try it to save time and it works great with no problems whatsoever!

Texas_Rose Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 5:36pm
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Originally Posted by BeeBoos-8599_

So other than specialty or baking supply stores where can I get the 10X?

Imperial, Domino's and C&H are all 10X. You can get Imperial and C&H at Walmart.

I sift because it works better for me. I know some people do and some don't, but my buttercream comes out much smoother when I sift.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 6:09pm
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I guess I just have never seen it on the bag that it is 10X.

beachcakes Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 12:07am
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I only sift if i have to buy it in the 1 lb boxes. The poly bags seem to keep moisture out better = less clumping.

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