Frosting Amounts

Decorating By rachamberlain Updated 29 Jul 2014 , 8:24pm by kazita

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rachamberlain Posted 29 Jul 2014 , 6:32pm
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So I am making this wedding cake for my sister in law:



in 13", 10", and 7" tiers. I found this guide for frosting amounts online:


13"- 8 c. frosting
10"- 5 c. frosting
7"- 3.5 c. frosting
So that would be 16.5 cups of frosting minimum. I am planning on just using the frosting as the filling (that would work, right?), and since I am doing all those piped flowers, I was planning on making 25 cups of frosting. This is my first multi-tiered wedding cake and I am on a budget. So I'm trying to make enough, without buying too much and using too much money. Does all this sound right? Any help is much appreciated!!!

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cai0311 Posted 29 Jul 2014 , 7:24pm
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AI think 25 cups would be about right since you are using buttercream for the filling too.

Just to double check - are you doing 4 layers of cake and 3 layers of filling per tier?

You could always make less and if you run out purchase additional ingredients to help with your budget needs.

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rachamberlain Posted 29 Jul 2014 , 7:46pm
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I was going to bake up 2 pans of each size, cut those in half, and then have filling in between each one. So yes, I believe that would be 3 layers filling per tier. (had to pause and picture it for a second to figure that out! lol!)

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kazita Posted 29 Jul 2014 , 8:24pm
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AThat's a really usual cake....pretty but I think it would be so much prettier if it were all the rose swirls but each to its is still pretty just usual looking...

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