Icing sugar is a blend of fine, powdered sugar and an anti-caking agent, typically corn starch, though wheat flour and calcium phosphate may be used. It is most commonly used in baking.

Health considerations

See: White sugar, Corn starch.

Keep in mind

Corn and wheat are common allergens; wheat is of concern to gluten-intolerant and celiac individuals. Seek icing sugars using alternative starches if these are concerns.

May be found in

Icing, frosting, cake decorations, pastries, cookies, cakes


See: sugar, white; corn starch

Alternative Spellings and Names

Powdered sugar, confectioner’s sugar

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