How Much Icing Do I Need?

Decorating By xfilepunk Updated 1 Jun 2009 , 6:54am by __Jamie__

xfilepunk Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 2:30am
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Im making my first wedding cake, and it will be a 3 stacked cake, 12", 9" and 6". I'm wondering if it would be easier to just buy buttercream by the bucket (25 pounder?) or if i should just make a ridiculous amount of buttercream. I don't know how much I would need. I'm only going to need the buttercream for icing the cakes, and just simple piping; not for making a lot of flowers or anything. Any suggestions? What are some good brand buttercream to buy?

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__Jamie__ Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 6:54am
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Here are the Wilton charts...the icing amounts are in the last column.

Me? I usually eyeball.

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

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