16.7Lbs Of Icing?????

Decorating By weefoot Updated 20 Sep 2008 , 8:33pm by all4cake

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weefoot Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 7:43pm
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I just got a quote from a store(who shall remain nameless) on their icing. They have a whipped icing in a 16.7lb bucket for around $18.00. Before I consider this how much icing is that? How many sheet cakes will it cover? I can't seem to wrap my brain around it. They also have regular icing in a 28lb bucket for around $27. Has anyone used this?

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ladyhawk1nlm Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 7:56pm
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I have used both of them and they are good..they do sell smaller buckets from 5-13.00, and when you dont have time to make your own this sure helps hth later Natalie

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peg818 Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 7:59pm
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why wouldn't you make your own? Grocery stores have a very distinctive flavored icing. Maybe its because i don't care for the grocery icing but i wouldn't want my cake to be mistaken for one of theirs

As far as how many cakes you can ice with that i would say comfortably an average size wedding cake with decorations, but of course that depends on how much icing you put on.

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weefoot Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 8:15pm
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I agree. I would normally make my own. But someone likes the whipped topping like they have at one of the stores. I don't really know how to duplicate it. I thought this might be easier. I do agree with you on not wanting my cake to be mistaken for one of theirs. But in this case it won't be a problem since they are having someone else make them a small wedding cake and all they want from me are sheet cakes. If someone has a recipe for the whipped icing that would be great. Just throwing that out there.

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all4cake Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 8:33pm
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Hmmmmm...I used 15lb. buckets(5gallon sized) of whipped icing(Bettercreme). I was able to fill and ice around 25, 10" round, 2-layer cakes. 1/2 sheets was around 18.

The stuff keeps frozen for about a year...so divvy it up into smaller containers...use it for fillings too by incorporating other shelf stable ingredients into it...the stuff I get is shelf stable for up to 5 days and "ambient room temperature"(below 80).

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