## 200 Cupcakes= How Many Gallons Of Icing??

By Diana81 Updated 7 Sep 2012 , 11:46pm by Diana81

Diana81 Posted 6 Sep 2012 , 1:30am
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How many gallons of icing do I need to ice 200 cupcakes with 1M tip?? I need to convert in gallons because I m ordering the icing online.

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chaka1 Posted 6 Sep 2012 , 2:15am
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I think you would need between 6 and 7 gallons. How much icing do you think you put on 1 cupcake...1/2 cup, 1/3 cup? The 1M swirl uses a good amount. There are 16 cups to a gallon. If you think 1/2 cup on each cupcake, that's 32 cupcakes to a gallon. If you think 1/3 cup on each cupcake, that's 48 cupcakes to a gallon.

chaka1 Posted 6 Sep 2012 , 2:25am
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OOOPs, sorry, my previous post said 6-7 gallons, but it really depends on how much frosting you put on. If you put on 1/3 cup on each you may only need 4 gallons. Hope I haven't confused you now.

heartsnsync Posted 6 Sep 2012 , 3:13am
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I have done 200 cupcakes with the 1M tip making the rose swirl and it only took 3 gallons. If you are swirling on more icing than that then of course the estimate increases drastically. For a nice build up it can take as much as 5 - 6 gallons for 200 cupcakes.

Apti Posted 6 Sep 2012 , 8:16pm
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Originally Posted by Diana81

How many gallons of icing do I need to ice 200 cupcakes with 1M tip?? I need to convert in gallons because I m ordering the icing online.

I'd go with the suggestions above. HOWEVER, we can't really tell you because we don't know how heavy-handed you will be with the amount of icing for each cupcake. Also, if you use a "whipped" (contains air) frosting, it will go further than thick, creamy icing.

I suggest you read this thread asking "How much icing for 400 cupcakes?"

http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=8&threadid=150674&FTVAR_MSGDBTABLE=&STARTPAGE=1

It will provide a LOT of information and give you an excellent idea of how much to order along with the two suggestions above.

KoryAK Posted 6 Sep 2012 , 10:16pm
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Ice one cupcake and weigh it. Figure out the weight of one of your "batches" and then figure out how many batches you need for the 200. This will be the most accurate way.

Cupcations Posted 7 Sep 2012 , 3:49am
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Originally Posted by KoryAK

Ice one cupcake and weigh it. Figure out the weight of one of your "batches" and then figure out how many batches you need for the 200. This will be the most accurate way.

Exactly!

Diana81 Posted 7 Sep 2012 , 8:01pm
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Thanks a lot guys.

Diana81 Posted 7 Sep 2012 , 8:04pm
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Will do the rose swirl.

Apti Posted 7 Sep 2012 , 10:24pm
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You are probably safe with 3 gallons of frosting. (I just re-read Heartsync's recommendation above, and that's exactly what she said.) The rose swirl will use less frosting because it is a "flat design".

Here's a very good illustration of the "rose swirl":
http://iambaker.net/rose-cake-tutorial/

Here is a photo of the "rose swirl" I used on cupcakes. [To make a rose swirl, start in the CENTER, then slowly move your tip in a circle around the center point.]
http://christinascakes.shutterfly.com/pictures/316

Here is an example of a cupcake done with the "1M swirl" which is higher, and uses about twice as much frosting. [Pipe a spiral of icing, beginning at the OUTER EDGE and working inward.]
http://www.wilton.com/technique/1M-Swirl

http://christinascakes.shutterfly.com/pictures/316#321

Diana81 Posted 7 Sep 2012 , 10:41pm
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Apti... You rock! I m very visual and will practice this swirl. Thanks a lot for your support guys!!!!

Diana81 Posted 7 Sep 2012 , 10:49pm
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Apti, the two colored rose swirls u did are perfect!

Apti Posted 7 Sep 2012 , 11:24pm
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What a lovely thank you! It is appreciated.

Are you going to be using 2 colors in your frosting, or only 1 color? It is very easy to get multiple colors of frosting in your piping bag. If you want those instructions, please let us know.

Diana81 Posted 7 Sep 2012 , 11:46pm
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I m going to do one color to practice my piping techniques, which are not so good. I do fondant better.

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