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What is good moisture-resistant icing sugar?

Sugar, despite being a common ingredient in baking and pastry making, is sometimes not well understood. The sugars commonly used in baking include granulated sugar, superfine sugar, powdered sugar, icing sugar, moisture-resistant icing sugar, brown sugar, honey, malt syrup, corn syrup, glucose syrup, and xylitol. While most sugars are easily distinguishable and used correctly, powdered sugar, icing sugar, and moisture-resistant icing sugar are often mistakenly used interchangeably. Today, this article will help you differentiate between them and recommend some high-quality moisture-resistant icing sugar options baking.


1. Differences between powdered sugar, icing sugar, and moisture-resistant icing sugar:

l Powdered sugar: It is made by finely grinding granulated sugar and is easily soluble in water. It is commonly used as an ingredient in bread and cake making.

l Icing sugar: It is also made by finely grinding granulated sugar and may contain a small amount of cornstarch to prevent clumping. It is easily soluble in water and used as an ingredient in bread and cake making, as well as for decoration. However, it tends to absorb moisture and dissolve when exposed to water.

l Moisture-resistant icing sugar: It is formulated with glucose, wheat starch, vegetable oil, and vanillin. The powdered sugar is coated with vegetable oil to prevent clumping and does not dissolve when exposed to water. It is primarily used for surface decoration in bread, cakes, and pastries, and maintains a non-moist appearance on baked products for48 hours, imparting a desirable appearance and texture.

2. Comparison experiment between powdered sugar and moisture-resistant icing sugar:


In this image, the Angel moisture-resistant icing sugar, thanks to its special palm oil coating technique, is essentially insoluble in water. When used for surface decoration, it helps baked goods and pastries retain a clean and dry appearance.

Therefore, if you intend to decorate the surface of bread, cakes, and pastries, moisture-resistant icing sugar is the most suitable choice.

3. Product advantages:

After applying it as a surface decoration on baked products, it remains non-moist at room temperature, in refrigeration, and even when frozen for an extended period (≥48 hours), enhancing the products’ aesthetic appeal. It does not clump, has a fine and uniform powder texture, and offers a sweet and subtle vanilla flavor.

Suitable for surface decoration in bread, cakes, pastries, and more.

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