Gritty Texture In Icing

Decorating By Sue9069 Updated 20 Jan 2010 , 3:23am by chelleb1974

Sue9069 Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:09am
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What makes icing have a gritty texture? Is it because the powdered sugar isn't sifted first? Just curious. Anyone?

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newmansmom2004 Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:14am
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The one and only time I've had gritty buttercream is when I used a cheap brand of powdered sugar because that's all that was available at the store and I needed it. I'll never make that mistake again!

chelleb1974 Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 3:23am
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I've gotten gritty buttercream when I don't dissolve the salt in the liquid first. Don't know about the powdered sugar, I always sift mine.

~Chelle

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