How Many Cups Of Icing?

Decorating By sgauta Updated 1 Apr 2009 , 10:23pm by sgauta

sgauta Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 7:50pm
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I'm making my tallest cake yet (6, 8, 10, 12) and was wondering if someone could give me an idea of how much buttercream I might need. The cake will be covered in fondant but I need the bc to fill and ice. The recipe I'm using makes 3 cups and I just made a double batch...should I make another double batch or would 1 more be enough? I figured those of you who do this all the time might have a quick answer! Thanks!! icon_biggrin.gif


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QueenOfSweets Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 8:57pm
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According to the chart that I use, it takes approximately 18 cups of icing to fill, ice and decorate a 6, 8, 10, 12. You'll use less to decorate since you'll be doing fondant, but I'd be sure to have plenty of icing. I would definitely make another double batch at minimum.

sgauta Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 10:23pm
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That's what I was thinking...thanks so much!!


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