How Much Fondant

Decorating By Lisa93063 Updated 30 Jan 2010 , 1:11am by Renaejrk

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Lisa93063 Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 12:51am
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New at this whole fondant thing. How much would I need to cover 2
12x18x3 cakes stacked on top of each other. Also, would I have to dowel them?

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Renaejrk Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 1:11am
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No, you wouldn't have to dowel them, but I would put buttercream or some type of filling in between to make a 6" + high cake - wow that it pretty tall! lol You may want to make each of them 2" tall so you end up with a 4"+ tall cake - looks tall even at just that high. But that's totally your call - you may have some specific reason for wanting it that high - so don't necessarily listen to me! icon_smile.gif

I have covered a full sheet (18x24x2) with about 4.5-5 lbs, but I just barely made it! If you have a MINIMUM of 5 lbs it should be enough to cover it. But since you are new to fondant, you need some room for error - I would have double that just to make sure - that way if you have to redo it you are not in a panic! icon_smile.gif

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