Hi! I'm new to this site, and I tried searching this topic, but came up with nothing.
I'm making 175 mini red velvet cupcakes which will have a swirl of cream cheese frosting, plus a 6" square cake which needs to be filled and frosted as well. I have no clue how many cups of frosting I will need!
I am soooo horrible at estimating how much frosting to make, and always have either way too much, or not even close to enough.
Any help, pretty please??
Use this chart to calculate your batter, frosting and filling for the cake, I believe it was created by a Cake Central user but I don't know their name, sorry!:
In your case it comes out as 3.5 cups for your square 6". This would be for 2 layers, you will have to calculate more if you split your layers.
For cupcake frosting, I calculate 2oz each in weight for regular cupcakes, 1oz each in weight for minis. That would be a regular swirl with a 1M tip. I don't know how you would go about making that into cup measurements though, maybe someone else can help you with that.