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marianbreeze
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:27 am    Post subject: icing sugar containing starch Reply with quote

In one passage of "Managing the Top Bar Hive" Chandler mentions that it's best not to use icing sugar containing starch. All forms of icing (powdered) sugar in the U.S. that I can find include starch. Any insights / thoughts would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try grinding white granulated sugar to the consistency of icing sugar. A clean coffee grinder or food grinder works well.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject: Re: icing sugar containing starch Reply with quote

Granulated sugar and I´m using Zepter hand mixer. It works perferct.
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