How Many Pounds Of Fondant For Each Cake Size?

Decorating By KJ62798 Updated 17 May 2011 , 4:25pm by stormrider

KJ62798 Posted 17 May 2011 , 3:50am
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I'm trying to estimate how much fondant to order for my cousin's wedding cake. I have her sketch for sizes and I found this grid at Satin Ice's website:

It is unclear on the height of the cakes--will those amounts cover a 4in high cake or do I need to double the amount?

I wish it were just a matter of needing ivory but the design includes the DREADED PURPLE. Aaaack! I need both purple and lavender for 4 of the six tiers. I can get ivory locally but if I run short of the purple, that is much harder to find.



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KJ62798 Posted 17 May 2011 , 4:16am
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Bumping this so it stays on the front page. I really need some help so I can give my cousin her shopping list.



TexasSugar Posted 17 May 2011 , 2:35pm
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This is the chart I've always used. I'm not sure if you roll satin ice thinner and that's why the number is halved or if that is for a shorter cake?

KJ62798 Posted 17 May 2011 , 3:52pm
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Thanks Sugar!

I'm going to adjust my shopping list for the larger amounts. I think Satin Ice does roll out thinner but I want to err on the side of having too much of each color just in case I have any problems. It is easy to find ivory around here and the local supply sometimes has purple but not lavender. I would rather not have to mix for lavender since the largest tier is that color.


stormrider Posted 17 May 2011 , 4:25pm
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An instructor in a class I went to suggested at least 1 ounce per inch you need to cover. So an 8" diameter, 4" high cake would need a the very least 16 ounces of fondant. I think the Wilton chart gives you a little extra which is always good in cake you're not centered perfectly!

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