How Many Cake Mixes?!?!?!

Decorating By mommabeaver25 Updated 25 Mar 2009 , 5:08pm by JanH

mommabeaver25 Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 3:51am
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I'm trying to figure out how many cake mixes I will need for this wedding cake. I'm using DH cake mix. I have 16", 12" and 8" square pans. I looked on the wilton site but it just showes how many cups of batter for each. But I don't have the foggest clue of how many cups each box of batter makes. UGH! So frustrating. Can some one help me!!!

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TrinaH Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:32am
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I could be wrong but I think mixes generally run around 6 cups batter

CakeMommy3 Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:34am
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I would get 10 boxes, and you might have a bit left over. I use two mixes for an 8" pan, so my guesstimate is based on that. HTH

c_l_nich Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 2:49pm
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i measured once on a boxed mix and only came up with 4 1/2 cups. could be a little more or less. icon_surprised.gif

c_l_nich Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 2:51pm
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i measured once on a boxed mix and only came up with 4 1/2 cups. could be a little more or less. icon_surprised.gif

7yyrt Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:27pm
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Duncan Hines says each mix yields 5 1/2 cups of batter.

marisanovy Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:35pm
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I measured my mix and had 4 1/2 cups for a box of DH.

JanH Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:38pm
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For multiple or large tiers, and just when I want a great tasting cake (in any flavor) - I use the (doctored cake mix)WASC recipe!

Using 2 DH white cake mixes, a full recipe yields a tad over 14 cups of batter. icon_smile.gif

Everything you need to know to bake, assemble and decorate tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

The above thread has both versions of WASC cake (with and without oil/fat) and info on making other flavor variations.

In addition, here's Cakepro's chocolate variation:

There are also links for all four of Wilton's cake preparation and servings guides and decorating help.

In addition there are links to illustrated common cake support systems and a thread by leah on SPS. But here's a sticky by leahs on SPS:

And so much more.


lisa78332 Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:41pm
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I also measured once and came up with about 4 1/2. I would say between 8 and 10 boxes.

Danalyn Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:42pm
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what is the WASC doctored recapie? I need a great tasting cake that is also durable. Thanks a bunch

JanH Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 4:56pm
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The amount of mix in the box is not the same as the batter yield when the mix is reconstituted according to package directions.

DH mixes when reconstituted yield 5-1/2 cups of batter. icon_smile.gif

Please see 7yyrt's link to DH for confirmation. thumbs_up.gif

panchanewjersey Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 5:01pm
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JanH, she always has the answer.

JanH Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 5:08pm
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You're very kind, panchanewjersey. icon_biggrin.gif

Hi and Welcome to CC, Danalyn. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

If you click on the Everything superthread above other posts will come up... WASC doctored cake mix recipe, crusting American buttercreams, fondant AND SO MUCH MORE!

Trust me, you'll be reading for a while. icon_lol.gif

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