How Much Fondant Do I Need?

Decorating By sugarMomma Updated 14 Apr 2008 , 5:09am by sugarMomma

sugarMomma Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 4:53pm
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I am making a wedding cake with 7", 11" and 15" square tiers, with fondant accents and a multi-loop bow.

I was going to order Satin Ice soon from Global Sugar Art since it's a great price right now, but how much will I need for this cake to safely cover it, and have some extra for accents and goofs.

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edencakes Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 5:02pm
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Satin Ice has and ordering guideline on their site:

http://www.satinfinefoods.com/ordering.shtml

I hope that's helpful!

sugarMomma Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 5:14pm
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Thanks, but I checked it out and they give measurements for round cakes up to 14". I know square cakes take more.

According to Wilton guidelines a 20 lb. bucket, which I planned on ordering at least, should be ample but their guidelines have left me short before. I have never covered such large layers in fondant, as I only do wedding cakes for friends.

Any help from you experts out there that do this frequently?

sugarMomma Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 3:50pm
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If I order 20 lbs., is that enough?? HELP!

eatdessert1st Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 1:41pm
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Hey:
Here's a link to Earlene's fondant chart:

http://earlenescakes.com/Fondantchart.html

It'll give you an idea of how much fondant you'll need!

edited to say: here's Karen's chart, too, it includes square cakes:

http://www.wrenscottage.com/kitchen/tips/fondantchart.php

HTH,
Melanie Mc.

sugarMomma Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 5:04am
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thankyou so much, those are most helpful! I will add them to my favorites!

sugarMomma Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 5:09am
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thankyou so much, those are most helpful! I will add them to my favorites!

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