How Much Fondant Do I Need??

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CAKE_NEWBIE Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 5:54pm
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I am making a 2 tier cake. 9in round 6in tall and 6in round 6 in tall. I am ordering the satin ice fondant it comes in 2b tubs or 5lb tub. how much fondant will i need to cover the 2 cakes? Would i be good with just 1 2lb tub or would i need more and just get the 5lb tub??

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amyoungbl00d5 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 6:37pm
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Hey there, Just go to global sugar art's web site they have a chart

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ibmoser Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 9:50pm
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Looks to me as though you'll need about 96 oz, or 6 pounds, according to the Satin Ice chart. The cake that is 6" in diameter and 6" high will need a circle 18" in diameter to cover it (6" up one side, 6" across the top, and 6" down the other side. This is the same amount as a 10" cake that is 4" high, or 36 oz on the SI chart. The 9" diameter cake that is 6" high will need a 21" circle of fondant, which is between a 12" and a 14" diameter that is 4" high, or (averaging the usage on the chart), 60 oz. 60 + 36 = 96, or 6 pounds. So, you need both the 5# and the 2# bucket. You'll probably have a bit left over from the 6#, but you shouldn't try to do it with less - you have to have the initial coverage and cut away the excess, especially if you haven't covered several dozen previously icon_lol.gif

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