How Much Fondant To Use?

Decorating By kristiemarie Updated 25 Oct 2010 , 7:51pm by kristiemarie

kristiemarie Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 2:40pm
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I am making a round cake, with 2 layers, each layer is 3in high. How much fondant do I need to cover this cake?

I have a lb made up right now but am thinking I'll need another.

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CWR41 Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 2:44pm
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It's 6" high, but what diameter round cake?

CWR41 Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 2:52pm
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According to the Satin Ice web site:
http://www.satinfinefoods.com/product.htm

Cake Diameter Net Weight
6"................................................10 oz.
8"................................................12 oz.
10"..............................................18 oz.
12"..............................................24 oz.
14"..............................................48 oz.

You'll need to allow extra for your extra tall tier, but I hope this helps.

kristiemarie Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 4:55pm
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Yes thank you!!!

It's going to be 8" on the bottom and 6" on the top.

Thank you again!

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CWR41 Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 6:43pm
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Oh... you meant two "tiers", not layers. So if each tier is 3" tall (instead of the standard 4" tall), you'll use less than what's on the chart.

kristiemarie Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 6:58pm
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Ok now maybe I'm confused!

What is a layer, versus a tier?

Here's what I'm doing:

2 cakes, 2in each on bottom for a 4" tall cake on bottom. 2 cakes, 2in each on top for a 4" tall cake on top. The bottom cake will be 8" in diameter and the top 6" in diameter.

CWR41 Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 7:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kristiemarie

What is a layer, versus a tier?

Here's what I'm doing:

2 cakes, 2in each on bottom for a 4" tall cake on bottom. 2 cakes, 2in each on top for a 4" tall cake on top. The bottom cake will be 8" in diameter and the top 6" in diameter.




A layer (typically 2" tall), stacked on top of another layer of the same diameter is a layer cake, AKA a "tier" of multiple layer cakes.

What you are making is a standard two-tier cake (with 4" tall tiers)...
What you originally posted is that they were 3" tall layers which would amount to a 6" tall layer cake or tiers.

kristiemarie Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 7:51pm
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Ahh, thank you!! I am new at this (does it show that much??) so I've got a LOT to learn. I haven't taken any classes and am kind of learning as I go. And of course, from you fine people. icon_wink.gif

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