Need to dust the top of a cake with icing sugar? You'll want to sift it for a nice even layer without clumps. If you don't have a dedicated flour or sugar sifter, TheKitchn suggests reaching for a tea strainer instead to get the same effect.
As well as being a more common kitchen item, a tea strainer lets you deal with smaller quantities -- great if you want to cover the tops of muffins or small baked goods.
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