How Much Would You Use?

Decorating By rkei Updated 29 Jun 2010 , 3:20pm by rkei

rkei Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 3:07pm
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How much BC would you use to ice a 13 times 9 inch cake? I was going to make this recipe that would make about five-ish cups, but Gee! It sounds like SO much! I am going to need some black icing for this cake, so can I add some black coloring to make it black? Thanks.

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TexasSugar Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 3:11pm
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http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

According to Wilton you need 6 cups to ice and decorate it.

mayo2222 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 3:17pm
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If you are going to make black icing remember that the colors will darken over time so you may want to make the frosting in advance order to get a darker/truer black

michel30014 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 3:19pm
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Approximately 6 cups but I always make a little extra for the piping and such.

Before you add the black coloring, (not sure whether you are using gels or not,) but if you add a bit of chocolate (cocoa)powder with a touch of water and blend well, then add your black. It will make a black color instead of dark gray. Hope this helps! (This is what I do when I want real black not gray.)

rkei Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 3:19pm
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Okay, thanks TexasSugar!

rkei Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 3:20pm
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@Michel30014: I am using the Wilton Black.

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