measurement question

by Lori Tober


I am thinking of using your buttercream filling recipe for my son's 5th birthday, however we live in Edmonton Alberta Canada and I'm not sure what the measurement of " a stick of butter" is? In Canada we buy 1/2 cup bricks of butter. Please confirm for me.

Thank you!

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Jul 17, 2009
Stick Of Butter Equivalents
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Lori,

A stick of butter in the U.S. is 8 tablespoons (US), which is equivalent to 8.29 tablespoons (UK), so assuming your 1/2 cup brick is 8 tablespoons (UK), you would need sligtly more than one brick per stick in the recipe. Honestly, for a buttercream recipe you could just use 1 brick for 1 stick without a problem.

Michelle (editor)

Jul 17, 2009
They are equal
by: Anonymous

A stick of butter is equivalent to a brick. Both are 1/2 cup :)

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