Sifting - Recipe Amount Changes?

Baking By Spectra Updated 7 Feb 2010 , 5:04pm by JulieMN

Spectra Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 4:24pm
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I have a recipe to make icing, it's from Wilton's and I have to make it for my cake course. And it calls for 4 cups of icing, but does not say sifted or not. I never sifted, but I am going to do it for this recipe, but am unsure if the 4 cups should be measured before or after I sift?

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indydebi Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 4:27pm
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"4 cups, sifted" means to measure out 4 cups then sift it.

"4 sifted cups" means to sift it, then carefully measure out 4 cups.

If I recall correctly from many many decades ago (back when they called it "Home Ec" classes), the difference between sifted and non-sifted flour was 2 tsps or 2 Tbsp per cup.

Any icing I've made, I've measured out the sugar THEN sifted it for a smoother icing.

Spectra Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 4:29pm
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Great! Thank you so much!

Jeep_girl816 Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 4:38pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Any icing I've made, I've measured out the sugar THEN sifted it for a smoother icing.


That's what I do too and no problems thumbs_up.gif

lomfise Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 4:46pm
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Weigh your ingredients icon_biggrin.gif Sifted or not, it weighs the same.

tonedna Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 4:50pm
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Originally Posted by lomfise

Weigh your ingredients icon_biggrin.gif Sifted or not, it weighs the same.




This is the best idea for me too.
Edna icon_smile.gif

JulieMN Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 5:04pm
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Thanks for the tips

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