What is the difference between castor and icing sugar?

I have a baking boom from the UK(united kingdom) and it is listed in some recipes, "castor" sugar and others contain "icing sugar" what's the difference.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Castor sugar is ground finer than regular granulated sugar and mixes easily and dissolves quicker.

    Icing sugar is ground very fine and usually has an anti caking ingredient added. Being so fine and powdery it is used for icing or fillings where a very smooth finish or texture is needed, or used for sprinkling over cakes.

  • 1 decade ago

    They are completely different - castor sugar is quite a fine sugar used for baking, if you don't have it granulated will work ok for most recipes. Icing sugar is like a super fine powder and it can't be used in baking but only for making icing (you can't use castor or any other sugar to make icing, only icing sugar). They are not interchangeable! Good luck with your baking xx

  • 4 years ago

    Is Caster Sugar Icing Sugar

  • 1 decade ago

    The difference between them is the fineness of them. Icing sugar is very fine, powdery consistency. Castor sugar is slighly more granulated than icing - it has small granules. Granulated suger (the sort you use to add to tea and coffee, for instance) has even bigger granules.

    It is all the same stuff, though, the sugar is just ground finer to make the different types.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Icing sugar is the same as confectioner's sugar, the one that looks powdery like flour. Castor sugar is granulated sugar but has very fine granules. Berry sugar would be an equivalent to that.

    Source(s): I have an English candy recipe book.
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Confectioners sugar is in a powder form and is used for making icing. Granulated sugar is like sand and used to flavor foods your a preparing.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    caster sugar is the sugar that you put in the actual cake mix, or you put normal sugar in if you've ran out of caster sugar. whereas, icing sugar is what you use after. once you've baked your cakes and they've finished cooling then you mix icing sugar with water, and spread it onto the cakes - so that it is used to hold down the "hundreds and thousands" decorations, and of course any other decorations that you want to use :) both need weighing, and icing sugar needs sieving else it may have lumps in the icing.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Icing sugar is used to make frosting or as we call it Icing. Csater sugar is used inside the cake for baking.

    Icing sugar is like powder and easily mixed with liquid to form a paste.

    Caster suger you mix with butter, eggs and flour to make the batter for the cake .

  • 1 decade ago

    yea sugar is all the same its just finer granules granulated sugar is large granules then caster sugar is smaller granules then icing sugar is simply ground so small that its powder like

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