Simple question.. I have seen various charts for estimating cups of frosting needed for various size cakes. Example, wilton chart says approx. 4 cups to frost/decorate an 8" tier. Would that include a crumb coat?
AA crumb coat on an 8" tier would be so little, about 1/3 cup of icing. The 4 cups listed would be plenty of icing including crumb coat.
I see, thanks for the reply.
I never used those charts. What I was taught is to figure one batch of icing using 2# of sugar for each cake mix. For those baking from scratch I guess you would figure 1 per batch of batter but I know recipes make different amounts so match the batter to the size pan used. IE: batter filling one 10x2" round would = the same as one cake mix.
Actually now you say that, I did see that tip in the forum before, about doing icing (lbs of sugar) per cake mix. Thanks for reminder!