I usually make mmf to cover my cakes which is okay but sometimes doesn't come out right. I want to order satin ice to try on a small wedding cake I have coming up in April. It is only a 8 inch round and a 6" round. Approximately how many pounds of fondant would I need to cover the cakes? Like I said I am used to just making the fondant and don't really know how many pounds it usually takes to cover a cake. Is there a general rule for this?
I have a chart that shows how much fondant you need to work and roll for various sizes of cakes, as well as how much fondant it will take to actually cover the cakes. For your 6" and 8" rounds, you'll need to work (knead & roll) 4.5 pounds of Satin Ice. It will take 2.5 pounds to actually cover them. Any fondant decorations would be in addition to the 2.5 pounds. If you want to PM me your email address, I'd be glad to share this chart. I can't remember where I originally found it - maybe www.earlenescakes.com.