Dumb Question About Powdered Sugar

Baking By cowboy61s_girl Updated 8 Feb 2011 , 7:33pm by zespri

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cowboy61s_girl Posted 8 Feb 2011 , 6:47pm
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I just do cakes for fun mostly but I bought a bulk bag of powdered sugar and it got quite lumpy so i have been doing a ton of sifting does any one have an easier way or suggestion for a good type of sifter? Also when I measure my powdered sugar is it suppose to be before or after I sift it? Thank You

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awatterson Posted 8 Feb 2011 , 7:08pm
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I use a metal strainer and just shake it.

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LateBloomer Posted 8 Feb 2011 , 7:32pm
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The weight is taken before you sift it. I think putting it in the microwave for a few minutes might get rid of the lumps, otherwise put it in a plastic bag and bash it with a rolling pin before sifting it. I hate sifting it, it always gets static and goes all over the place.

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zespri Posted 8 Feb 2011 , 7:33pm
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some people whisk their dry ingredients, it's faster than sifting.

Not sure about when to measure sorry, next time I use icing sugar I'm going to find out how many grams there should be per cup, as I never want to measure powdered things using cups again.

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