Convert From Measure To Weight?

Decorating By jonicca Updated 31 May 2010 , 9:38pm by FullHouse

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jonicca Posted 31 May 2010 , 8:06pm
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I just got a digital scale and I want to convert all my recipes to weight, just for more consistent results. Can I just go through my recipes and mathematically make the conversions? Or do I need to actually go through each ingredient and measure it on the scale? Also, does anyone know a good site for acurate conversion for each ingredient? I was looking in The Cake Bible and The Well Decorated Cake, but their grams are slightly different from each other. TIA!

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DianeLM Posted 31 May 2010 , 8:26pm
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My digital scale came with a conversion chart, but my actual weights were slightly different on some ingredients, so I did go through each ingredient and weighed it - three times - then took the average as the official weight of that ingredient.

No, you cannot mathematically make the conversions. A cup of flour sure as heck doesn't the weigh the same as a cup of packed brown sugar! icon_smile.gif

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abeane Posted 31 May 2010 , 8:27pm
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I started using the chart in the back of The Cake Bible and my recipes have been turning out great. I love not having to use measuring cups!

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momvarden Posted 31 May 2010 , 8:51pm
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ditto, i love my scale. I typically measure out the ingredient one more time in the liquid or dry measuring cups and the empty containers then i write the difference down on the recipe its self.

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jonicca Posted 31 May 2010 , 9:09pm
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@ abeane. I completely forgot about that chart! I just picked up the book again and skimmed, but its been a while since I've really gone through it.

So, I think I'll take all of your tips and mathematically convert all my recipes according to that chart, but double check it against my measurements as I make each recipe.

Thanks so much!

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FullHouse Posted 31 May 2010 , 9:38pm
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I LOVE using my scale. I also found that each chart vaired a bit. I wound up just checking the side of the ingredient container and using those weights (i.e. my sugar is something like 4g per tsp, I multiply that). Then I tape a post-it to the side of the container listing weights for 1/4, 1/2 & 1 cup of each ingredient.

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