Hi guys! I am totally addicted to this site! Your cakes are amazing. I am am a newbie to all this. I've only made 3 cakes for family members. My question is, what is the general rule of thumb for how much icing to make for a particular size cake?? I am about to try a birthday cake for 2 family members. I wanted to try my hand at a small 2 tiered cake. I don't know how much icing to make, and can't really find any info to go by. Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!! TIA
Keep the beautiful work coming....
I don't really measure icing, but I can say that when I make a wedding cake, I use 7 cake mixes and between 3-4 two-pound bags of p.sugar's worth of icing. If I need more, I make another batch .... any leftover icing sits on my counter until the next cake.
cakebox, the link didn't post
I think the link "cakebox" mentioned was not able to post because of a "technical" error. I believe I found the link "cakebox" was referring to and tried to post it here also, but could not. According to another post, sometimes certain URL links are not able to post and therefore are not shown.
Here is that thread: http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-587652.html
As a general rule of thumb one batch of icing using 2# of powdered sugar should cover & decorate any cake size that uses one cake mix.
So for a 10x2" round; most Wilton shaped pan; &/or a few others you need only one recipe of icing that used 2# of sugar)
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Thanks for the help!