This Info Is Probably Here Somewhere, But I Can't Find It!

Decorating By tmf315 Updated 5 Aug 2009 , 2:49pm by val_nutrimetics

tmf315 Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 2:38pm
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How many cups of buttercream are needed for each different layer? I am making a small tiered cake for my daughter's birthday and I plan to use a 10", 8" and 6" tier all with two layers of cake.


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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 2:46pm
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You're right, it could be on here somewhere, but I found it on Wilton.

Ruth0209 Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 2:46pm
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This Wilton chart is helpful for both batter and icing amounts for various sizes of cakes. I think an un-doctored cake mix makes about 4 1/2 cups of batter. A doctored cake will have more.

val_nutrimetics Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 2:49pm
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According to the Wilton yearbook (I assumed you were using rounds):

6in - 3 cups
8in - 4 cups
10in - 5 cups

It also says that it allows for top and bottom borders.

Hope this helps you!

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