How Much Fondant To Use

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auris_bellona Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 3:28pm
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I am making my daughter a cake for her birthday and I had planned on ordering fondant offline from a website that sells it in 1/2 pounds and 1 pound and 5 pounds.
So if I did two boxes of cake for the 9' bottom layer and two boxes of cake for the 8' top much fondant should I buy to be able to cover the whole cake?

Thanks for the help!!

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TexasSugar Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 3:35pm
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ibmoser Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 3:41pm
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Here are links to 2 charts to help you determine the amount you need. Usage varies quite a bit depending on how thickly (or thinly LOL) you roll your fondant. Remember that if your cakes are taller than listed, you need to figure a total diameter and go to the closest larger size listed. For example, if your 8" diameter tier is 5" tall instead of 4", you need to add two inches to the diameter you're looking for. On the Global chart, an 8" diameter cake that is 4" tall requires a circle of fondant that is 16" in diameter - 4" up one side, 8" across the top, and 4" down the other side. You would add 5" to the 9" diameter plus 5" down the other side, or 19" for your taller cake. You would therefore use the 12" diameter quantity for your project (4" + 12" + 4" = 20"). Clear as mud LOL??

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