How Much Filling Should I Make For Each Tier?

Decorating By jakenheather Updated 15 Jun 2011 , 6:07pm by jakenheather

jakenheather Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 5:24pm
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I am making my brothers wedding cake next week and it might be my lack of sleep trying to figure this all out to go shopping tomorrow, but I can't find anything that suggests an estimate of how much fruit filling I might need per layer. I am doing a 6-8-10-12-14 square (yes my stomach has been a mess forever thinking about it and now it is truly coming!) I just wanna make sure I have enough. Any tips? Thanx all!!!!!

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southerncross Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 5:44pm
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My filling chart (taken from Martha Stewart's and Rose Levy's plus my own experience):

for square cakes each layer

for buttercream/ mousseline with fruit flavors

6" - 1 cup

8" - 1 1/2 c

10" - 3 c

12" - 3 3/4 c

14" 4 1/2 c


Fruit fillings like lemon curd take about 1/2 c less each layer but I'm paranoid so I always make a bit more than the chart and end up freezing the remainder in small scoops to serve at tastings

jakenheather Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 6:07pm
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thank you, I worked a 12 hour shift last night and have only got the 2 hour nap my 9 month old daughter allowed me to take so far today... so my brain isn't functioning well, and I am trying so hard to get this shopping list ready. I think I have walked my self thru the process a hundred times today writing down what I will need and come up with something more each time. Hopefully after we take another nap (hopefully soon lol) this all makes more sense!!!

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