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.
Bumping this so it stays on the front page. I really need some help so I can give my cousin her shopping list.
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?
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.
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!