I am using the Easy Chocolate MMF recipe (http://cakecentral.com/recipes/14571/mrsnancybs-easy-chocolate-mmf) and was wondering if there is a way to know how large of a cake that will cover? I am wanting to cover a 12" square cake that will be about 4" high (2 of the 2" layers). I've never actually weighed any of my fondant so any of the charts I have found are not helping me. I've never made such a large cake either so having enough fondant has never been a concern.
To measure how much fondant you will need to cover a cake, you could measure the opposite sides and top of the cake across the center. Then roll out the fondant to that size.
e.g.: 8" round cake + 2 sides 4" each= 16" diameter fondant needed.
Hope that helps, it's the only other way I know to measure without weighing.
I haven't used that exact recipe but it is similiar to the one I use and you should have plenty enough to cover the 12" square hth
A MMF batch it's more than enough to cover the cake... and you will have some leftover also...
I don't weight it either.. I look at the cake I have... and take out a big ball of fondant that I guesstimate will cover the cake.... always works.... well... lemme say it like this... I always have a bigger piece than I need... but I'd rather it be bigger and not smaller... so I don't mind...
Thanks for the assurance. I found this chart - http://www.wrenscottage.com/kitchen/tips/fondantchart.php and everything was estimated by weight. I wasn't sure how much fondant that recipe made so I thought I'd ask the experts. Just for "fun" I think I'll weigh a full batch just so I have an idea how accurate the chart is. Thanks again.