How Many Cupcakes Can You Cover With One Recipe?

Baking By Mickeebabe Updated 20 Dec 2009 , 12:35am by JustToEatCake

Mickeebabe Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 9:02pm
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About how many cupcakes do you think I can cover with a recipe of buttercream using the 2D tip?

And can you half a buttercream recipe?

Thanks so much for any help or input. icon_smile.gif

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cylstrial Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 10:21pm
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You should be able to half your buttercream recipe.

How many cups does your buttercream recipe yield? That will give us an idea of how many cupcakes you can frost.

TexasSugar Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 4:03pm
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I can cover 2 dozen cupcakes with a recipe of buttercream using 4lbs of powder sugar. There is usually some left over. It does depend on if your swirl is flat or full/taller.

Texas_Rose Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 4:09pm
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I cover two dozen with a batch of Indydebi's buttercream. Make the swirls start a tiny ways in from the edge of the cupcake and you use half as much frosting but it still looks the same. They don't end up as top-heavy that way either.

JustToEatCake Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 12:35am
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

I cover two dozen with a batch of Indydebi's buttercream. Make the swirls start a tiny ways in from the edge of the cupcake and you use half as much frosting but it still looks the same. They don't end up as top-heavy that way either.




I do this too and she's right it still looks great. I rather have a tall dolop than a wide one.

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