Powdered Sugar Question

Decorating By diychick Updated 11 Feb 2010 , 4:33pm by leah_s

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diychick Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:16pm
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Some recipes call for powdered sugar/confectioners sugar, which I have found in 2 lb bags. Others call for 10x confectioners sugar, which I have only found in the small box. Can one be substituted for another, or is there a major difference between the 2?

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Mug-a-Bug Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:25pm
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In my experience powdered sugar is powdered sugar. I don't sift either.

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leah_s Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 4:33pm
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They're the same thing.

There is also a 6X powdered sugar, mostly used by the manufacturing trade, although I've seen it for sale at GFS.

The X refers to the fineness of the sieve that the sugar goes through to become powdered.

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