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52 Weeks of Pinterest: Week 28 – DIY Powdered Sugar!

This year I wanted to go with a resolution I would have no problem sticking to! Then as I was pinning an item on Pinterest, a light bulb flashed on above my head. Ok, maybe not literally, but this great idea popped into my head. Those of us who are Pinterest users know that we pin hundreds of things a week, but do we ever do them? So I decided this year I would do one of my pins every week. At the moment, 52 weeks of Pinterest was born. Each week I will do something I found on Pinterest rather it be a craft, new recipe, organizing technique, or whatever!

This week I went with a pin from our Budget Friendly Recipes Board: DIY Powdered Sugar.

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You know those times when you are in the kitchen, baking away, and then you realize you don’t have any powdered sugar to finish the recipe. You then have to take a time out from baking, head down to the store, get a bag of powdered sugar, come back home, wash your hands, etc. Not anymore! Now you can make your own right at home.

What You Will Need:

Granulated Sugar
Cornstarch (optional)
A blender

You can make as much as you would like, so the sugar measurement is up to you. For my project, I used one cup.

Get your blender out and put the sugar in. Put the lid on and blend away. It will take a few minutes to grind down the grains of sugar into powder form. I had to shake the blender a few times to get the sugar to move around.

You will see “smoke” in the blender, but really it’s only the powder of the sugar so don’t panic.

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After a few minutes, you will no longer hear the grinding of the sugar grains against the blender blades and it will be done. This is the simplest recipe to date!

You can use it right away or store it if you would like. If you plan on storing it, add in a 1 tsp. of corn starch per cup of sugar into the blender. This stops it from clumping and what sugar manufactures use in their factories as well! You can also make brown sugar! Christina shows you how to make brown sugar here!

We tried ours out on funnel cake, and it was perfect! Stay tuned next week for that recipe.

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Make sure to pin this to Pinterest to save for later! If you are not following us on Pinterest, make sure to do so now so you don’t miss out on some great pins!

Hope you enjoyed Week 28 of 52 Weeks of Pinterest, come back next Saturday for another attempted pin!If you don’t want to wait a week for a new pin idea, checkout our DIY posts, there are some great ideas there as well!



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