Bulk Powder Sugar

Decorating By bakingfun30 Updated 21 Apr 2011 , 6:14pm by jason_kraft

bakingfun30 Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 9:53pm
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I am looking to purchase bulk powder sugar but I ws wondering if anyone knows where I can get it for the best price.

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Uniqueask Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 10:16pm
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If you find out let me know too, Please.

mplaidgirl2 Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 10:17pm
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I get 4lb bags at BJs for $3.29

dukeswalker Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 10:28pm
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I bought 50lbs at Costco - worked out to be $.60/lb.

Holdoll Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 10:44pm
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I get bulk powdered sugar at Winco for .63 per pound. I usually wipe them out when I stock up. icon_smile.gif I always sift it though. Don't know where you're located but here's the link:

http://www.wincofoods.com/

Kiddiekakes Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 11:18pm
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If you are a licensed business you can buy icing sugar through restaraunt supply places like Sysco,Dawn Foods,Gordon etc..I buy mine from Dawn foods.It is a 80lb bag and I pay about $75.00..it has tripled in price in the last 4 years...You have to have business to buy from them and they also require a minimum amount.

BakerAnn Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 11:54pm
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I buy 50 lbs. of confectioner's sugar at Costco for $31. It's the best price I've found so far.

andreamen1 Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 12:08am
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At smart and final they have a 25lb for around $18 it's c&h

jason_kraft Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 1:34am
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Bulk powdered sugar isn't really that much cheaper than smaller bags, and it's a huge PITA in bulk. We buy 2# bags at Target for around $1.50 IIRC.

kimbm04r Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 2:01am
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I get 7# bags at Sam's Club for a $5.32 (I think that is what I paid last time)

bakingfun30 Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 1:55pm
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thank you all I will be looking into all the suggestions. I am just tired of buying the 2# bags all the time. I think i have bought 6 bags in last 4 days

MrsMoe07 Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 2:12pm
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

Bulk powdered sugar isn't really that much cheaper than smaller bags, and it's a huge PITA in bulk. We buy 2# bags at Target for around $1.50 IIRC.




75 cents vs 50 cents a pound adds up especially when you're using several pounds per week.

jason_kraft Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 5:38pm
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Originally Posted by MrsMoe07

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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

Bulk powdered sugar isn't really that much cheaper than smaller bags, and it's a huge PITA in bulk. We buy 2# bags at Target for around $1.50 IIRC.



75 cents vs 50 cents a pound adds up especially when you're using several pounds per week.



We use 5-10 pounds of powdered sugar per week on average (let's call it 10). The cheapest I can find powdered sugar in bulk locally is 65 cents/pound, so we're talking about an extra $1/week in ingredient costs.

If you value your time at $30/hour, and it takes more than 2 minutes of extra labor dealing with powdered sugar in bulk vs. smaller packages, you are better off spending a little extra for the convenience.

BakerAnn Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 6:11pm
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It's probably just me, but I actually find having to rip open several individual plastic bags and dispose of them more time consuming than dumping 50 lbs of sugar into a large container I bought at a restaurant supply store. I just scoop out what I need and reseal the container. icon_smile.gif

jason_kraft Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 6:14pm
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Originally Posted by BakerAnn

It's probably just me, but I actually find having to rip open several individual plastic bags and dispose of them more time consuming than dumping 50 lbs of sugar into a large container I bought at a restaurant supply store. I just scoop out what I need and reseal the container. icon_smile.gif



I agree that it's easier with granulated sugar, we definitely buy that in bulk. But the only thing we use powdered sugar for is making frosting, and we use 4 lbs per batch, so it saves measuring time to just dump in 2 packages.

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