Will 5 Qt. Worth Of Icing Do The Job???

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Mikel79 Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 2:37pm
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Hi Cakers!!! icon_biggrin.gif

I am icing a 12" round cake this weekend. 4" high. The filling is already taken care of. I will not use the icing I mix for the filling. I have a KA 5 quart mixer. I use Sharon Zambito's recipe for the icing. Will that be enough to ice a 12" round cake?


Thank You!

Michael

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mareg Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 2:59pm
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Are you going to decorate it too with it? ie:flowers, borders? Icing should be enough to cover and decorate depending how heavy you put on your icing. I tend to be generous. Hth

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cakeythings1961 Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 3:01pm
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I think you should be fine. I can ice & decorate a 12x18 sheet cake with that recipe and have plenty leftover. Even 2 layers...as long as I fill it with something besides the BC.

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Mikel79 Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 3:15pm
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Are you going to decorate it too with it? ie:flowers, borders? Icing should be enough to cover and decorate depending how heavy you put on your icing. I tend to be generous. Hth




Border and other icing deco. will be done with a seperate batch of icing. The mixture I am making is strictly for icing the cake only...

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tiptop57 Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 3:19pm
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tracycakes Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 3:28pm
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That should be plenty. If I'm just icing a cake, I can ice at least a 12" and 10" from 6 qts of sugarshack's icing.

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mareg Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 3:29pm
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That should be more than enough.

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Mikel79 Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 3:41pm
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Thank you Cakers!! I am nervous about this one! My first time doing a 12" cake.


Thanks again

Michael

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mareg Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 4:43pm
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You'll be fine!!! Your cakes are beautiful!!!

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Mikel79 Posted 10 Nov 2010 , 11:34am
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Hi Cakers!! icon_biggrin.gif

I just wanted to post a follow up on this topic. I made my first 12" cake this weekend. 5 qt. of icing was plenty!! Here is the cake if interested...

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1862782.html


Thank you for the help!!

Michael
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cakeythings1961 Posted 10 Nov 2010 , 1:45pm
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Great job! I love the skyline, especially. Thanks for sharing. icon_smile.gif

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mareg Posted 10 Nov 2010 , 4:03pm
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It's great!!! What did you use yo make Batman and the other figures?

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Mikel79 Posted 10 Nov 2010 , 5:16pm
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Thank you folks!

The images are edible. Printer with a edible printer.

Thx!

Michael

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mareg Posted 10 Nov 2010 , 5:18pm
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How did you get them to stand up? My adobe images are paper thin and fold over.

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cakesmart Posted 10 Nov 2010 , 5:53pm
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That truly is a stunning cake! I'm also interested in how you got them to stand up using edible images.

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cakesnglass Posted 10 Nov 2010 , 6:20pm
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I am interested in a printer with this ability, may I ask what type of printer you own? I found the edible inks availabe online but not sure what printer to buy. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Mikel79 Posted 10 Nov 2010 , 9:46pm
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Thank you cakers for the nice words!

I have a Canon IP4700 model printer. I have icingimages.com edible print ink.

I take the image and place it on fondant. Cut to the shape and let dry. Attach it to a skewer of some kind and insert into the cake.

HTH

Michael
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cakesnglass Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 3:25am
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Thank you for quick response. I found the printer for $96.00 free shipping. I have a question about the ink from Icing Images: I would not use this on a weekly basis, do you have problems with it clogging? I'm not sure if I should also order the steamer and cleaner, thanks in advance. Love ur work icon_smile.gif

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Mikel79 Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 5:06pm
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Thank you for quick response. I found the printer for $96.00 free shipping. I have a question about the ink from Icing Images: I would not use this on a weekly basis, do you have problems with it clogging? I'm not sure if I should also order the steamer and cleaner, thanks in advance. Love ur work icon_smile.gif




When I first bought the printer, I bought KopyKake ink. What a MISTAKE!!! Terrible product.

However, icingimages inks are AMAZING!!!! I have not purchased any of their icing sheets, but I am sure they are good to.

It is recommended that you print at least once a week. I have been using my edible printer as my regular everyday printer. So I do prince at least once a week. Knock on wood, all ok so far.

HTH

Michael

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