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I thought it was another name for icing sugar but now I’m confused, could someone please help me out?


Posted by tessie, 13th July 2015


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  • It’s another name for icing sugar. But any other sugar you can powder. I powder sometimes coconut palm sugar by mortar & pestle or by blender.


  • Good question now l also know the answer!


  • Powdered sugar is another name for icing sugar.


  • Thanks for posting this – I’ve wondered about this question too


  • Depoending on the country of origin it is probably castor sugar if included in the actual mixture and not as a topping. Castor Sugar is fine but not quite as powdery as Icing Sugar.


  • Thank you to everyone for your answers. You have certainly been a big help


  • I saw in the comments Powdered sugar is also called confectioner’s sugar or icing sugar that is good to know.


  • i thought that it was icing sugar lol


  • I depends what it is being used for. Is it IN cake, biscuits or something similar? If that is the case it could be castor sugar. If it is used in a type of topping It would be Icing Sugar/Icing Mixture.


  • Definitely icing sugar. It is called by different names in different countries.
    Can be confusing when reading online recipes.


  • Thank you Kasey for that .


  • Powdered sugar is also called confectioner’s sugar or icing sugar.


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