How Much Frosting Do I Need For 200 Cupcakes???????

Baking By gimmeabreak Updated 14 Mar 2012 , 3:43pm by gimmeabreak

gimmeabreak Posted 14 Mar 2012 , 1:46pm
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Hope someone can give me an estimate. I have to make 200 cupcakes for a Girl Scout Camporee. The girls will be frosting their own cupcakes. We will be camping so I need to make sure I make and bring enough frosting.

Any idea on how much to make to be safe? We will be putting the frosting in pastry bags so then they can pipe the frosting. Less clean up for us.

Also how many cups of frosting will a pound of butter make. Estimate of course. I do whip the heck out of it.


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Dayti Posted 14 Mar 2012 , 2:28pm
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I use around 50g/2oz of frosting on my cupcakes using a standard swirl. So if it were me, I would make 10kg/22lb plus a bit spare. I have no idea how much that would be in volume, sorry.
Make sure you don't load the pastry bags too much for little hands, and so there are enough to go around without the kids having to wait til someone else is finished.

Reyna Posted 14 Mar 2012 , 2:52pm
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I use 2.5 cups for every 2 dozen.

gimmeabreak Posted 14 Mar 2012 , 3:43pm
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Thanks guys!!! This helps.

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