Charts For Cups Of Frosting.. Includes Crumb Coats?

Decorating By mangosunrise Updated 6 Jun 2014 , 10:14pm by mangosunrise

mangosunrise Posted 6 Jun 2014 , 3:12pm
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Simple question.. I have seen various charts for estimating cups of frosting needed for various size cakes. Example, wilton chart says approx. 4 cups to frost/decorate an 8" tier. Would that include a crumb coat?

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cai0311 Posted 6 Jun 2014 , 4:54pm
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AA crumb coat on an 8" tier would be so little, about 1/3 cup of icing. The 4 cups listed would be plenty of icing including crumb coat.

mangosunrise Posted 6 Jun 2014 , 5:11pm
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I see, thanks for the reply.

kakeladi Posted 6 Jun 2014 , 6:42pm
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I never used those charts.  What I was taught is to figure one batch of icing using 2# of sugar for each cake mix.  For those baking from scratch I guess you would figure 1 per batch of batter but I know recipes make different amounts so match the batter to the size pan used.  IE: batter filling one 10x2" round would = the same as one cake mix.

mangosunrise Posted 6 Jun 2014 , 10:14pm
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Actually now you say that, I did see that tip in the forum before, about doing icing (lbs of sugar) per cake mix. Thanks for reminder!

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