## Stupid Question Here Don't Laugh. How Many Cups Of

By sweettreat101 Updated 23 May 2010 , 3:06am by BlakesCakes

sweettreat101 Posted 22 May 2010 , 10:04pm
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shortening in one pound. I believe it's 2 cups but someone keeps telling me that solids and liquids are different.

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mamawrobin Posted 22 May 2010 , 10:06pm
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I always thought that 1 cup = 8 ounces.

JanH Posted 22 May 2010 , 10:09pm
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Measuring by volume and weight are two different things.

Which reminds me of the joke: which weighs more - a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks.

A lot of peeps quickly answer bricks (because everyone knows bricks weigh more than feathers)...

But the answer is they both weigh the same - because a ton is a ton - although the volume is vastly different.

Liquid & weight measurements:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-582763-.html

FYI, on my scale a cup of Crisco weighs 7 oz.

HTH

BlakesCakes Posted 23 May 2010 , 3:06am
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Originally Posted by JanH

FYI, on my scale a cup of Crisco weighs 7 oz.

HTH

My Sweetex weighs the same.

Since I always make double batches of buttercream, I package it up in 14 oz. parcels.

Rae