Sift Powdered Sugar For Buttercream??

Baking By gourmetsharon Updated 14 Jul 2011 , 3:07am by gatorcake

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gourmetsharon Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 2:37am
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Anyone sift their powdered sugar to help their buttercream become smoother? Does it matter?

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yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 2:53am
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Yes, I sift mine. I've found that it helps break down lumps in the sugar (I find them more in boxes of PS rather than bags of PS). Otherwise, if you keep beating the BC to get the lumps out you'll end up beating a lot of air into it.

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madcobbler Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 2:59am
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It is definitely worth your while to sift your powder sugar for smooth icing and also not to clog decorating tips.

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gatorcake Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 3:07am
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If it is a bag that has only been partially used, I will sift it. However if it is a new bag I do not. I did sift new bags, however, never found even a minor clump in a newly opened bag so I stopped.

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