How Do I Calculate How Much Icing?

Baking By VS8894 Updated 20 May 2010 , 12:47am by VS8894

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VS8894 Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:10am
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I am doing 300 cupcakes for our local tball team. I am ordering my royal blue icing from Sam's Club. The icing comes in an 8 lb. tub. Does anyone know how many cupcakes that would ice?

Thanks for any help.


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MCurry Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:52am
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I read that about 1 cup of frosting should ice about 16 standard sized cupcakes. Also, are you planning on piping the cupcakes or frosting? Are your cupcakes standard, mini, or jumbo?

The amount sounds a little low to me. It may only fill half or closer to 200 cupcakes. I made about 300 cupcakes in December and recall that my batches that filled the kitchen aid mixer to the top twice. I think it made about 5 1/2 quarts (about 176 oz) of frosting. I use used a 2D tip for piping.

I think, the frostings at the grocery store with the boxed cake mixes 1 lb and can frost 24-30 cupcakes. That may be a guide to use as well.

Hope this helps.

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glendaleAZ Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:55am
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Sorry for posting the wrong information. icon_redface.gif

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VS8894 Posted 18 May 2010 , 2:09am
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I'm going to be piping them. They will just be the standard size. Thanks for the info! It really helps.

I'm thinking that two 8 1b. tubs should do it, I hope!

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mommybaker602 Posted 18 May 2010 , 2:44pm
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Well, I just had to ice 360 cuppies for my daughter's preschool. I bought the 15 pound (I think!) tub of whipped Rich's Bettercreme, and only used half of it! I used a 1M tip to swirl the icing on top, and I think I put a generous amount on there. So you could start with just one...probably won't need more. BUT, I didn't fill them! If you're filling them, buy 2...ask to see the bucket before you tell them you want 2...when he came out with this huge bucket, I was shocked how much icing I was leaving with for $20!

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VS8894 Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:47am
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Thanks mommybaker. I'm not filling them just icing. Thanks for the tips, I will check out the size of it. I live 45 minutes away, so I will probably get 2, and hope i don't end up with too much left.


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