Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes
Hey kiddo, it works very well to get rid of any lumps doesn't it? But it will not change the size of the particles of the sugar so for that purpose, it does't work.
The sifters with the turny thing on top work a lot easier than the squeeze handle ones, those are killers. Or using a spoon to press it through or shaking it, a fine sieve works too.
I like Martha's method to get rid of the huge lumps that some cakemixes, like Betty Crocker White, have.
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes
True--I just SO hate all the "sugar dust" all over the kitchen! LOL! I have wood floors in the kitchen (something I would NOT recommend, btw) and it just seems to stick. I have a huge sieve and it just gets everywhere.
My mom has one of those handle turny thing ones--I used to LOVE to sift her sugar as a kid. Hmmm, maybe that's why she had me do it? I would bet that my 5 year old would love it--maybe I'll give it a whirl (pun intended!)
I have one of the squeeze ones and absolutely HATE it--it just kills my hands and I end up just dumping the sugar into the bowl anyway. I really should garage sale it.
Question, though. Because you sift before you measure, is your icing less sweet? I'm still fooling with my bc icing and am trying to figure out how to make it a bit less sweet.