Super Handy Cake Dusting Tip

I have discovered something brilliant!! Well, maybe someone else thought of this a while ago but for me it's new. As you may know, I love baking bundt cakes (or as I call them 'Gugelhupfs'). I also love dusting them with icing sugar instead of glazing them. 

Up until extremely recently, I have been using icing sugar and a big sieve to dust the icing sugar all over the bundt cake. It was always extremely messy and you have to pour and dust at the same time. But no more as I have found the best solution ever!Are you familiar with the tiny little tea-strainer sieves? Let me explain...

This is the sieve I used to use for dusting icing sugar onto my cakes. 
(image found here)

This is the sieve I use now. Yes, it's a tea-strainer! I just found it in my utensil draw and had a total epiphany! 'Light dawns on marble head' so to speak. All you need is a tiny closeable tea-strainer and some icing sugar.

Fill the tea-strainer with icing sugar. You still need to be able to close it so don't overfill it. And trust me, you don't need much more icing than that anyway! Once it's closed, hold it over your cake and start shaking.
 And voila! A beautifully dusted cake and minimal mess :)

 While the inside is as yummy as ever.

Who knew this could be so simple? Definitely one of the best solutions I've found recently :) I will be making many more of these. For those of you who are wondering about this cake, it's my famous Chocolate Banana Gugelhupf. The swirling isn't my best here but it still tastes great! Of course this would also work for cocoa powder or any other powders you want to use to dust your cakes with. Happy dusting everyone!


  1. Love this! Thank you for linking it up in Mommy Solutions. I'm featuring you on my Facebook page! have a great week, Crystal

  2. This a great tip! Thanks, I'll certainly remember it. Not that I need to dust cakes a lot, but maybe it helps me with some of my cupcake baking. :-)

  3. Oh I never thought of using a tea strainer!! Genius!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Wonderful tip!
    Thank you so much for sharing it


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