Cups to pounds

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
Hostess
10870 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

eecuadrado: Doesn’t it depend on what the volume is? 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

Totally depends on the density of the buds. 1 cup is a volume. You need density to get a mass.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

eecuadrado:  Totally depends on the density of the item in the cup. I’d email and ask how many cups in 15 lbs approximately. Then you can compare price effectively. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

A cup is a measurement of volume.  Only something that has the same density as water would weigh 1/2 pound and fill up a cup.  I would think flower buds (are they dried?) would be much less dense.  So enough buds to fill up a cup would weigh much, much less than 1/2 pound.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

eecuadrado:  Many vendors say that a cup of lavender buds is about an ounce.

I could measure this lavender by weight, but I thought you’d like to know how many cups, because that’s what I would want to know! Anyway, 16 cups is about 1 pound (usually a bit over), and the lavender will come in two plastic ziplock bags with 8 cups each. (It takes about 1 cup to stuff a 3×5 sachet to the brim.)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

eecuadrado:  Cup is a measurement of volume, pound is a measurement of weight. A cup of sugar will weight more than a cup of feathers, get it?

You need to figure out how much a cup of lavender weighs before you can calculate shipping costs.

Post # 8
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Newbee

Depending on volume, a pound of lavender runs anywhere from 13-15 cups from different sellers I’ve seen.  I’m planning on buying them to sprinkle on the lawn where we’re holding our wedding.  I’d contact the seller and ask the weight of the 13 cups if you’re looking to do something with a very specific measurement.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It depends on the size & weight of what you are measuring.  1 cup of feathers would not be the same weight as 1 cup of water. 

Post # 11
Hostess
10870 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

eecuadrado: That’s all I know I’m afraid as I’m a Brit and the whole cups thing confuses me. When looking at recipes online and coming across one I really like and seeing the measurements in cups Aaaargh that’s it game over for me. 

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

eecuadrado: Simple math- In your original example

13 cups at 11.50 plus shipping– would be about 13 oz=88 cents per oz or cup

but also has 1 lbs for 15.00 plus shipping– would be about 16 cups=94 cents per cup or ounce

Key word is about or approximately as there are no definitive equivalents for volume and weight.

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