Cakes that call for a dusting of powdered sugar are always so beautiful. They make me think of snow. Actually dusting a cake, however, can be a mess. Somehow the sifter always seems to sift more onto the counter than onto the cake.
A couple of years ago I was making a cake and making a cup of tea for myself when the brilliant thought of using the tea strainer as a sifter hit me. It works like a clamp and picks up the powdered sugar, contains it to the strainer and makes very little mess.
Best of all it makes a perfectly even dusting without any lumps.