Fondant - How Much For A Half Sheet?

Decorating By mistymamas Updated 5 Aug 2009 , 9:20pm by QueenOfSweets

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mistymamas Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 10:08pm
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I plan to cover a half sheet in fondant - I made one batch of Rhonda's MMF and it always gives me a good size ball of fondant, but wonder if I will need two batches?

What do you think? Has anyone covered one of this size?

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QueenOfSweets Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 9:20pm
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The terms "half sheet," "quarter sheet," and "full sheet" are misleading, as different bakeries have different definitions of how big these cakes are. I'd suggest that instead you make it a point to refer to the cake by its actual dimensions. This will avoid confusion in the case that a customer has a different definition of "half sheet" than you do. Technically, a full sheet is 18x24".

GlobalSugarArt has a great table that shows how much fondant you need for various sizes of cakes. For a 9x13" sheet cake you should plan on 3 pounds. For an 11x15" sheet cake, 4 pounds. For a 12x18" sheet cake, 5 pounds.

Hope that helps!

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