Buttercream Mishap

Baking By xoxoemilyrae Updated 31 Dec 2011 , 1:04am by auzzi

xoxoemilyrae Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 9:53pm
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Ok so it wasn't a super disaster because I just felt like baking and no one was paying me, but I ran out of powdered sugar when I was making buttercream. And good ol' google told me I could just blend regular sugar until it was a powder. HAHAHAHA funniest thing ever. Totally did NOT blend. It looked like it so I mixed it in to my frosting. Then I put it on my cupcakes and bam! Who doesn't LOVE crunchy frosting?! HAHA Anyways, just scraped it all off the cupcakes and running to the store to get actual powdered sugar. Probably should have done that in the first place! lol

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JamAndButtercream Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 2:28pm
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OMG I did that once years ago, me and my mum were making a snowman cake, found we didn't have icing sugar, my mum just said "Oh we'll blend normal sugar"............................
Anyone fancy some snowman cake that looks like mashed potatoe?
Yum! Butter & Sugar! icon_confused.gif


Cathrine123 Posted 29 Dec 2011 , 11:37am
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Hahah this made me laugh so much, my boyfriend said to me to try this because I was out of icing sugar too, however I said to him that it wouldn't work, it seems I was right and I am glad that I didn't attempt it. Would have been funny though icon_razz.gif

chocolate_luvr Posted 30 Dec 2011 , 6:31pm
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That just so happened to me this Christmas lol. Ah. the joys of the holidays!

auzzi Posted 31 Dec 2011 , 1:04am
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And good ol' google told me I could just blend regular sugar until it was a powder.

What good ol' google didn't tell you was that processing granulated sugar pulverises it into irregularly sized/shaped crystals and powder - not an uniformly powdered product. It's not going to happen with any domestic machine [processor, blender, or coffee grinder]. Manufacturers have giant rollers to do that: as well as sifting, sifting, sifting [3X, 10X etc]

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