Cups Of Batter Per Box Mix?

Decorating By xfilepunk Updated 25 May 2009 , 4:00pm by leily

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xfilepunk Posted 25 May 2009 , 12:23pm
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Hey guys, I'm making my first wedding cake in a few weeks and was wondering how many cups of batter does a traditional box cake mix yield; I've already bought the pans, just need to know how many boxes i need to buy! Thanks!

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xfilepunk Posted 25 May 2009 , 12:26pm
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p.s. I keep getting different answers online, some varying a few cups, I need to know an accurate number!

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-K8memphis Posted 25 May 2009 , 12:29pm
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Like 5-6 cups depending on the brand. I think Pillsbury has the least, then Betty then Duncan has the most? But I know it's about 5.5 cups.

It's not a totally exact thing, CakeBuddy. Buy one, mix it up and measure. Then next time use extra large eggs instead of large and it's a different amount.

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cylstrial Posted 25 May 2009 , 12:53pm
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I was thinking it's around 5 too. (When I use a mix, I use Pillsbury).

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-K8memphis Posted 25 May 2009 , 12:54pm
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What do you have already finished/completed?
Got your boxes & boards made?

Not that you asked, but this is how I love to do a cake. I start at the end. I know what will fit in my car, what size boxes & boards. I keep the nubbly shelf liner in the trunk or in the pocket behind my seat. Ok sometimes I have to cut it right off the shelf from under my glasses but at least I know where it's at.

I plan the boxes and packing materials to hold the flowers and extra paraphenalia like plateaus & toppers & stuff and I plan where they will fit in the vehicle.

So I've done all that stuff and there I am decorating away and in that great 'zone' where the people around me know to back away from the growling lady who usually is pretty nice but cannot even form full sentences (they've seen it so many times before) but only grunts or spits answers (just exagerating for poetic license --kinda sorta) has that glazed look in the eyes that have receded deep into the head--desparate for a shower--Hey! wait a minute!!! tmi tmi!!! lol icon_lol.gif

But no seriously--it's a beautiful thing to meet yourself in the end there. There's a certain point where all of a sudden you put down your decorating bag and you're finsihed. You don't have to run around and find a box, do this do that. You've met up with the Last things that you did way in advance when your brain was fresh (and your teeth were brushed) it's a very beautiful thing. Aghhhh, you've met your carefully laid plans and you can start to relax.

Just some first cake legacy thoughts for you.

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Minstrelmiss Posted 25 May 2009 , 1:00pm
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I use the durable DH recipe (1box, one small pudding, 1 cup sour cream, 3 whole eggs, 1/2 cup water, 1/3 cup oil) and it yields almost 5 cups...measure for accuracy.

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leily Posted 25 May 2009 , 4:00pm
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I use DH and add one small box of pudding and an extra egg and consistently get 6 cups.

It all depends on the cake mix brand (and sometimes the flavor in the brand) and if you add anything else to it on how many cups you get. I would suggest getting the mix you plan on using and measure the one box. Then figure out how many boxes you need.

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