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I have run out of baking powder - I have bicarb and cream of tartar.....

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cleanandclothed Fri 02-Oct-09 09:33:29

Can I use these instead? In what proportions and will it work? It is for DS's 1st b'day cake so reasonably important but I am not feeling too great and don't want to go to the shops if I don't have too. Any help much apppreciated!

ilove Fri 02-Oct-09 09:34:03


TheChewyToffeeMum Fri 02-Oct-09 09:36:28


1/4tsp bicarb +1/2tsp cream of tartar = 1tsp baking powder.

StrictlyAvadaKedavra Fri 02-Oct-09 09:36:40

1part bicarb to 2parts cream of tartar I think isn't it?

or could be other way round...

google it!

ProfYaffle Fri 02-Oct-09 09:39:16

I do this all the time, def works! 2 parts cream of tartar to 1 part bicarb, the instructions are on the pots.

cleanandclothed Fri 02-Oct-09 09:43:47

Thanks so much! I did google it but I wanted reassurance that it would work before I wasted all my energy and all my bananas etc! I am sure it should stay on the pots but it is on the plastic covering that I tore off opening them blush

StrictlyAvadaKedavra Fri 02-Oct-09 09:46:58

Happy baking

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