How Many Boxed Mixes

Decorating By huntertl Updated 30 Nov 2009 , 2:24pm by MaryAllison

huntertl Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 7:10pm
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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!

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ApplegumKitchen Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 7:35pm
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Depends on the size of the box! icon_biggrin.gif

whit6 Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 8:02pm
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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

Mug-a-Bug Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 8:29pm
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I just made a 10" and 8" cake; 3 boxes was not enough; so I'd say do 5.

-K8memphis Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 8:55pm
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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.

kakeladi Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 9:08pm
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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.

jammjenks Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 3:27am
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Originally Posted by 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.

debster Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 3:48am
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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.

-K8memphis Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 2:03pm
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

Quote:
Originally Posted by 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.

MaryAllison Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 2:24pm
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I was wondering the same thing. Thank you for the post!

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