How Much Fondant Do You Think I Will Need?

Decorating By Isaby Updated 22 Feb 2009 , 9:41pm by JanH

Isaby Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 9:35pm
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Hello fellow CC'rs!!! I am getting ready to make a HUGE quinceanera cake for 200 people. *gasps* I'm trying to figure out how much fondant I will need to cover a four tier cake, measuring 10", 8", 6", 4", with three 10" cakes around it. I make my cakes all 4" tall. Help! Thanks in advance for all your helpfull advice!

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newnancy Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 9:43pm
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You can look at this & figure it chart.html

aimers Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 9:48pm
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I would say one 25 pound pail will do. My cherry blossom cake in my photos was 4 tiers and were each 5 1/2 inches tall 16, 12, 8, and 6" and I still had enough fondant to make 2 10" rounds later on...

xstitcher Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 7:27am
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Here's another link for Satinice ordering guidelines:

JanH Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 9:41pm
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Everything you ever wanted to know to bake, assemble and decorate your first tiered/stacked/layer cake:

Above thread has multiple fondant usage charts as well as filling usage chart...


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