How Many Lbs. Of Buttercream

Baking By tyty Updated 12 Oct 2010 , 6:25pm by tyty

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tyty Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:49pm
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do I need to ice 1000 cupcakes? I'm just trying to get an idea of supplies I need to do this. So I have added everything else, but I need to figure out how much bc I will need to make.

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ramie7224 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 11:10pm
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Minis, standard, or jumbo? My buttercream recipe yields 8 cups (or about 2.5 lbs) and does a triple swirl on 24 standard cupcakes (with just a bit left over). I would think that means you need a small BOATLOAD of buttercream! So about 10 pounds for 100 and 100 pounds for 1000? Somebody help me out here. That seems like a lot.

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Kamstor Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:41am
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I just made 50 cupcakes for a baby shower and they were swirled with a 1m tip. I make my own buttercream frosting using Crisco. I needed two bags of powdered sugar or 16 cups. Now I will admit that when i use the 1m swirl I frost the entire cupcake and there is a lot of frosting on them, but that is what the client wanted. LOTS OF FROSTING!!!! I did have some frosting left over so hopefully this will help. Let me know how things come out.

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tyty Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 6:25pm
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They would be standard size cupcakes. I will be using the large ateco 849 tip, using just enough icing to cover the cupcake, going around 1 1/2 times.

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