How Do I Only Make One Thrid Of This???

Baking By Tor1985 Updated 15 May 2010 , 1:05am by anxietyattack

Tor1985 Posted 14 May 2010 , 3:24pm
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I feel so dumb right now...lack of sleep and kids bugging me is making it impossible for me to cut this recipe in third...Can someone possible help me out??

2/3 cup + 3 tablespoons water, divided
1/4 cup Meringue Powder
12 cups sifted confectioners' sugar, (about 3 lbs.) divided
1 1/4 cups solid vegetable shortening
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon no-color almond extract
3/4 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon no-color butter flavor

I halfed it last time but just came short...I don't want to make that much as I only need a little!

Thanks

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indydebi Posted 14 May 2010 , 4:44pm
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A simple "do the math" .... everything times 1/3:

2/3 cup + 3 tablespoons water, divided
...... 2/3 x 1/3 = 2/9 (slightly under 1/4) + 1 Tbsp
....... Note: 1 Tbsp= 1/16 of a cup

1/4 cup Meringue Powder
...... 1/4 x 1/3 = 1/12 cup
...... note: 1/6 cup is 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp; so 1/12 of a cup (half of 1/6 of a cup) will be 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp

12 cups sifted confectioners' sugar, (about 3 lbs.) divided
...... 12 x 1/3 = 4 cups

1 1/4 cups solid vegetable shortening
...... 5/4 x 1/3 = 5/12 cup

...... note: 1/6 cup = 2/12 cup = 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp;
ergo 1/12 cup (half of 2/12) = 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp;
ergo 5/12 cup = 5 Tbsp + 5 Tsp = 6 Tbsp + 2 tsp.
6 Tbsp = 3/8 cup so .......
5/12 cup = 3/8 cup plus 2 tsp

3 tablespoons light corn syrup
...... 3 x 1/3 = 1
3/4 teaspoon salt
...... 3/4 x 1/3 = 3/12 = 1/4
3/4 teaspoon no-color almond extract
...... 3/4 x 1/3 = 3/12 = 1/4
3/4 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
...... 3/4 x 1/3 = 3/12 = 1/4
1/2 teaspoon no-color butter flavor

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Tor1985 Posted 14 May 2010 , 5:07pm
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Thanks so much!

I coverted most of them, it was just really hard to concentrate with my kids bugging me!

Thanks again!

anxietyattack Posted 15 May 2010 , 1:05am
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I'm pretty ok at math but I'm always second guessing myself icon_smile.gif So I use this link: http://www.fruitfromwashington.com/Recipes/scale/recipeconversions.php

works perfectly.


p.s.
Sorry I'm late to the party lol

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