Tips On Sifting Ps

Decorating By jolmk Updated 23 May 2010 , 7:41pm by jolmk

jolmk Posted 22 May 2010 , 7:20pm
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What are some of the ways the lovely people here at CC get this job done?
Especially large amounts, without getting it all over everything. It's one of the few parts I HATE.


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kimbm04r Posted 22 May 2010 , 7:28pm
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I try to use 10X Powdered Sugar and then I don't sift it at all.

BlakesCakes Posted 22 May 2010 , 7:59pm
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I always sift my PS--even 10X can have hard bits in it (the 10 refers to the # of times it's been ground/processed--nothing to do with "sifting").

I use a large mesh colander over a very large metal or plastic mixing bowl. I keep the colander down in the bowl as much as possible. I hold both sides and bounce it rapidly, but gently. If the air is dry and static electricity is a problem, I set the bowl on a wet cloth.

I don't get a mess sifting this way.


Hillywu Posted 22 May 2010 , 8:03pm
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I put some in a bowl and take the whisk to it. I think it works pretty well and is much neater and quicker than sifting it through a sieve.

dcarylmk Posted 22 May 2010 , 8:08pm
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I, too, dread sifting powdered sugar. Thanks for your ideas. icon_smile.gif

mamawrobin Posted 22 May 2010 , 10:16pm
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I have a large mesh colander with a single long handle. It holds a two pound bag of powdered sugar with room to spare. Takes me seconds to sift the whole bag. I bought it at Wal-mart for about $5.00.

leily Posted 23 May 2010 , 12:30pm
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i have a large 8 cup hand crank sifter that I love. Takes me a min or two to sift whatever i put in there.

dalis4joe Posted 23 May 2010 , 12:53pm
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I use a large spoons to push the PS through.... like if I was trying to "mash" it.... goes through fast... no mess at all...

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 23 May 2010 , 1:05pm
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Originally Posted by kimbm04r

I try to use 10X Powdered Sugar and then I don't sift it at all.

I do this as well. This is one item I do not buy in bulk so I don't have to measure and sift. I have not had problems with hard bits, etc.

jolmk Posted 23 May 2010 , 7:41pm
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Thanks for all of you ideas, suggetions, etc.


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