How Many Sugar Pearls Do I Need?

Baking By ucbc Updated 19 Jul 2011 , 2:36am by ucbc

ucbc Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 12:55am
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I've got my first wedding coming up and I'll be adding a few white sugar pearls to half of the cupcakes. I'm not sure how to figure out how many sugar pearls to buy so I have enough. I am planning just a decorative sprinkle of pearls on each cupcake - maybe 8-10 sugar pearls for 90 cupcakes. But sugar pearls are sold in ounces. Any ideas how many I'll need?

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ShandraB Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 1:46am
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This will vary on the size of the sugar pearls you want to use. The smaller the pearls, the more per ounce. Do you know what size you want to use?

ucbc Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 1:51am
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4 mm. Thanks!

ApplegumPam Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 2:06am
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The easiest way is to use 1 ounce of pearls and see how many cupcakes you get for the look you are after - then do some simple maths.

Tip- allow 5% for wastage - those little suckers like to do kamimazi's onto the floor

ShandraB Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 2:07am
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OK - I don't have any 4 mm on hand, but I do have 5 mm. I weighed out one ounce and counted about 250. I imagine that the 4 mm would have slightly more than that.

The ones I weighed are generic sugar dragees with no color. Hope that helps!

ucbc Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 2:36am
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Wow - thanks so much for the help!

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