How Much Butter Cream Do I Need To Make?

Decorating By arliae9701 Updated 17 Jan 2011 , 2:22pm by cakesnglass

arliae9701 Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 1:54pm
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I am making a full sheet cake and a half of sheet cake to make one big cake. I just am trying to figure out how much buttercream I am going to need to make. Any ideas please let me know.

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leily Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 2:18pm
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hopefully this chart will help, remember this chart has amounts for 4" tall cakes, so you should have plenty if you have this many cups ready.

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

cakesnglass Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 2:22pm
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The amount would really depend on how thick you like your buttercream on your cakes. Are you torting and filling with buttercream? If they are single layer no torting I would problably start out with about 6-8 lbs. I like to make my frosting in batches and put in a small bucket. Once I have made a bit more than I think I may need- then I fill my mixer to the top and mix my frosting- this way I have a smooth (very little bubbles) frosted cake. If you are able to make it the night before and have ready you will enjoy the decorating a whole lot more. icon_smile.gif

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