How Much Fondant To I Need?

Decorating By joyfullysweet Updated 11 Jun 2010 , 1:04am by Karen421

joyfullysweet Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 12:31am
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I'm a little confused about how much fondant I need to cover a square 10" cake. I'm getting different answers from different places. One place said 48 ounces?! That seems like an awful lot. I'm using Fondarific and the chart on the website is only for rounds. However they do say to find the square inches of your cake and multiply by .00444. If that's the case, then I get about 1.75 pounds which is 28 ounces, nowhere close to 48! I'm so confused!

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mamawrobin Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 12:33am
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I don't think it would take much more than a pound. It wouldn't for me anyway. Who in the world told you it would take 48 ounces? icon_eek.gif It will not take that much I'm positive. Heck it won't even take half that much. icon_lol.gif

mamawrobin Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 12:44am
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sorry...duplicate post icon_redface.gif

confectionsofahousewife Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 12:45am
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The Wilton yearbook suggests 48oz for a 10 inch square! Yikes. I agree that is an over estimate. I would go with 28 oz that sounds much more reasonable.

joyfullysweet Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 1:02am
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Thanks! I wonder if it's a ploy to get you to buy more? Hmmmm...sugarart said 48oz. too. I will color 2 pounds just to be safe! Thanks again! I'm nervous, never covered a square cake with fondant before.

Karen421 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 1:04am
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I just used the Wilton guide to estimate two wedding cakes and nearly had a heart attack!! So I am sooooo happy to read they are over estimating!

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