Talk:Powdered sugar

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Question: What might be a good substitute for someone who is allergic to wheat and cornstarch? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 14:16, 21 February 2006

Some finely ground sugars made especially for bakers are free of anti-clumping agents (this is so that they can be measured the same as coarser sugars in recipes,) as mentioned in the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 10:06, 17 August 2006
For those reading this, you can make a decent icing sugar without cornstarch if you have a burr coffee grinder (clean!). Put your sugar in, grind for 30 seconds or so, and you get icing sugar. It's more convenient to start with berry sugar, though - you're starting off with a finer product. --Charlene 04:52, 16 November 2006 (UTC)


No mention of one of the finest breakfasts. Try it this weekend. CS instead of maple syrup on your pancakes. I'm drooling all over the keyboard just thinking about it. I will now take a sleeping pill so that tomorrow will be here sooner and I can have my breakfast. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:25, 2 March 2012 (UTC)


I've heard copious rumours from a number of sources that inhaling excessive amounts of this substance can be fatally detrimental to your health. Any substance to these claims? Vimescarrot 20:27, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Inhaling a thick foreign powder into your lungs, in large enough amounts, could probably kill you. — oo64eva (Alex) (U | T | C) @ 16:27, 25 June 2006 (UTC)


Given that this is unlikely to become much more than a definition, perhaps it should be merged with the main Sugar article? FlagSteward 12:55, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Discussion is for the article, not the topic[edit]

Please keep in mind that the discussion page is for discussion relating to writing of and changes to the article itself, not a forum for discussion of icing sugar. For example, if you think a paragraph relating to the rumored deadliness of inhaled icing sugar should be added to the article, you can suggest this on the discussions page, but if you just want to talk about the dangers of icing sugar, another venue would be appropriate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:13, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Caster Sugar[edit]

Caster or castor sugar is available globally, not just the United States. I'm removing the reference to the US, although perhaps the whole comment re Caster Sugar should be removed? It's more relevant to the sugar article than to the powdered sugar article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:17, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

I think you misread the article. It is not generally available in the US, although I am also unclear as to why any of this is in the icing sugar article. Skittle (talk) 11:37, 28 February 2008 (UTC)


This is ridiculous: "Powdered sugar, also known as confectioner's sugar or icing sugar, is a very finely ground form of sugar and similar to the texture of cocaine." Certainly we (as a culture) define things better than this comparative method. The assumption here is disheartening. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hank01 (talkcontribs) 04:07, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Correction Required[edit]

This text in the first section of the main article
"However, icing sugar in the UK does not have cornstarch, not wheat flour added."
is clearly wrong, but I don't know what it is supposed to be saying. Perhaps somebody knowledgeable could correct it and then delete this comment. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:07, 21 November 2013 (UTC)