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Old 03-06-2013, 12:11 AM   #1
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I want to know can powered sugar be used instead of icing sugar in baking:

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Old 03-06-2013, 12:54 AM   #2
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Hello,
Icing sugar is the same thing as powdered sugar, and is also called "confectioners' sugar."
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:30 AM   #3
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It is also known by 10X sugar. Whatever the name it is known by in your part of the world, it makes a great buttercream frosting.

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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But, if your recipe is by volume, you will need 1.75 cups of confectioner's sugar to replace one cup of common granulated sugar. (If by weight, substitute directly, gram for gram.)
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Icing sugar is the same thing as powdered sugar, and is also called "confectioners' sugar."
Not syre about Icing sugar, buit for sure powder sugar and confectioner's sugar are completely different things and are Not interchanchable.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:28 PM   #7
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Not syre about Icing sugar, buit for sure powder sugar and confectioner's sugar are completely different things and are Not interchanchable.
I disagree Charlie. All three are just different names for the same product.
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Yes, Andy and Merstar are right. They are all names for the same thing - a finely powdered sugar that is quick dissolving and used in icing/frostings, fondant, whipped cream (with vanilla and powdered sugar it is called Chantilly Cream).

It is definitely not interchangeable with granulated sugar, caster sugar or even berry/fine sugar.

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Never mind, I was thinking about the caster sugar, my bad.
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Never mind, I was thinking about the caster sugar, my bad.
No worries, Charlie. There are so many different kinds of sugar and so many different names for the same thing it is really easy to mix it up. I only know them because they were drilled into us at school.
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