I will be making a 2 tier cake soon, 12" and 8". Anyone know how many boxes of cake mix I'll need? Thank you!

Each of the 12 inch layers will take about a box and a half and then probably one box for both the 8 in layers so id say about 4 or maybe even 5 to be saf and have taller layers

http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm

On that chart ^^^ there's a column that lists how many cups of batter you need for each layer--invaluable for figuring out how much to buy.

In a box mix there's approx 5 cups of batter

In wasc there's approx 7-8 cups

In any given cake recipe there's probably more like 6-8 cups of batter all depending on the recipe.

If you use my *original* WASC cake recipe you will need a total of 3 mixes plus a few other ingredients to make 2 layer of each size.

Each 12" round will use one total WASC recipe. Both 8" layers will be made from the other one.

**huntertl**

I will be making a 2 tier cake soon, 12" and 8". Anyone know how many boxes of cake mix I'll need? Thank you!

rounds or squares? Just remember that squares require more batter.

I'd get 6 just because I hate to run out and have to make a dash to the store.

Yep I use 1 1/2mix for 12" rounds and 2mixes for 12" squares. I use 1 mix for 2-8" rounds More for 8" squares, So 4 mixes if rounds 5-6 for squares. Make some cupcakes with the extra batter. I make the large cupcakes and freeze them for my samples.

**jammjenks**

**huntertl**

I will be making a 2 tier cake soon, 12" and 8". Anyone know how many boxes of cake mix I'll need? Thank you!

rounds or squares? Just remember that squares require more batter.

I'd get 6 just because I hate to run out and have to make a dash to the store.

I almost always over buy!

edited to say if I don't over buy it makes me nervous. It's easier to overbuy and use it for the next project than to plan an unscheduled trip to the store/s during the construction. That's just moi.

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