How Much Buttercream For Cupcakes?

Baking By lisa5573 Updated 16 May 2010 , 2:34am by lisa5573

lisa5573 Posted 15 May 2010 , 3:27pm
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Hi Everyone,

I'm making wedding cupcakes for a friend and I'm wondering how much buttercream I'll need. I'm doing just a average size swirl on top, probably similar to the ones you see in the grocery store.

I have to make 7 dozen, so I just want to make sure I have enough buttercream.

Does anyone know how much buttercream I'll need for each dozen (or each cupcake)?

Thanks for the help!


3 replies
psurrette Posted 15 May 2010 , 3:54pm
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maybe 4-6 pound of icing

Toptier Posted 15 May 2010 , 4:12pm
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If you use volume measurements, I use about a 1/3 of a cup per cc so about 28 cups/7 quarts needed, a lot!

lisa5573 Posted 16 May 2010 , 2:34am
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Thanks. Looks like I'll be makig frosting ALL DAY tomorrow!

Thanks again!

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