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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Taylor County, Georgia, USA

    Default Best sugar to use for roll?

    I have checked a few powdered sugar brands and they all have cornstarch in them. Domino does, all the store brands I've checked do too. I tried to make my own on two separate occasions, once with a food processor and once with a blender...neither (I thought) were powdery enough to be reliable. I am currently using a store brand that has cornstarch in it.

    Does anybody know of a brand that does not have cornstarch?
    Try it. What could happen?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA

    Default Re: Best sugar to use for roll?

    Here's one without cornstarch:

    However, IMHO the amount of cornstarch in regular powdered sugar is not going to be a problem for doing sugar rolls. For one, you are not using it as feed. Second, if they do eat some powdered sugar, at this time of year bees are able to fly to poop.
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Larimer County, CO

    Default Re: Best sugar to use for roll?

    Take some regular cane/white sugar and put it in the blender/food processor for a few minutes. You'll have powdered sugar w/o the starch.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA

    Default Re: Best sugar to use for roll?

    The corn starch is not an issue when doing a sugar roll. In fact plain corn starch will work just as well. Or flour. Starch is only a problem if you are feeding it to the bees.
    Michael Bush "Everything works if you let it." 40y 200h 37yTF


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