How Much Does A Batch Of Frosting Yield, When Using The 1M Tip?

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beachhousebakes Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 5:46pm
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I am running an after school class where i am going to teach the kids to do the rosette on top of the cupcake with the 1M tip. Each kid will have 6 cupcakes, there are 22 kids (omg!), so 132 cupcakes. 


I made the traditional wilton buttercream, 1/2 cup crisco, 1/2 cup butter, 4 cups of powdered sugar. I have 8 batches made already.


will that be enough? any other time I've ever done cupcakes in a large scale i've been at my house so i could always whip up extra if needed. I would rather have too much than not enough, of course. 


is there a rule of thumb that 1 batch of frosting covers X number of cupcakes?

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remnant3333 Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 7:53pm
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Are you making 132 mini cupcakes or regular size cupcakes? Many people here on this site make cupcakes for wedding in big volumes so I am sure once they know which cupcakes you are making they will be able to estimate how much icing you will need.

Sounds like you have your work cut out for you with all the kids!!!  

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kazita Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 9:54pm
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AMy recipe for bottercream is double the amount of your and I cover roughly 24 or so cupcakes with my batv h of I would say that you will get a dozen out of one of you recipe , so I figure yo u roughly need 11batches. Hope this helps good luck and have fun with the kids

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beachhousebakes Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 10:07pm
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thanks! that's the answer I was NOT hoping for, lol...I am out of crisco so need to go get some. I am trying to get this all done tonight, plus finish baking and plating 3 lbs of cookies for an order tomorrow, so that way if the school I sub at calls me in the morning I can go do that. Clearly I need my head examined!!! lol

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bsbgirl55 Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 2:57am
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Hey I am responding because I do cupcake benefit for a lil boy and I will say that I too am trying to find out exactly how much one batch of frosting frost how many cupcakes. I make regular cupcakes and my frosting is 1/2c Crisco, 1/2c butter, 1/2c milk, 1 bag of powder sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla. Now my first year of doing cupcakes I made 1600 cupcakes and thinking about 48 to a batch I made 33 batches. I will say I had WAY TOO MUCH frosting. So I am thinking that one batch is enough for 72 cupcakes. When I was done frosting ALL the cupcakes I had a 5 gallon bucket left of frosting! I see that you can freeze frosting. How long is it good for in the freezer? And how do you defrost if so it doesn't get soupy? Thank you all for your help!

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