How Much Buttercream?

Decorating By cakesbynicole Updated 20 Aug 2008 , 2:19am by indydebi

cakesbynicole Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:12am
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each cake is going to be 4 inches tall. 4 layers of cake, and 3 layers of buttercream then crumb coat buttercream. I would like each layer of buttercream to be about 1/4 inch thick. How much buttercream (cups) per layer am i going to need? I am doing 8,10,12,14,16 round

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indydebi Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:19am
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I never measure my icing .... I just figure about four 2-lb bags of p.sugar for every 7 or 8 cake mixes. If I have some leftover, I store it. If I need more, I make more.

But here's a chart from Wilton that shows icing amounts (far right column)
http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm

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