IS CONFECTIONERS’ SUGAR THE SAME AS POWDERED SUGAR?
Bakers often get confused when they see the words “powdered sugar” and “confectioners’ sugar” used interchangeably. But this is because confectioners’ sugar and powdered sugar are the same thing!
Powdered or confectioners’ sugar is granulated sugar that has been finely ground and mixed with a small amount of cornstarch to prevent caking.
This is the sugar we commonly use for frostings, glazes, and that snowy covering on doughnuts that no doubt is all over your face and hands with the first bite.
WHAT IS ICING SUGAR?
Icing sugar is simply another name for powdered sugar or confectioners’ sugar.
While it is a less common name here in the U.S., it makes sense since icing, powdered or confectioners’ sugar is so perfect for making icings, frostings and fillings, such as the filling in my Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pie recipe.