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How much does a layer of cake weigh?

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I am designing a punching bag cake for a 18th birthday. I want to suspend it (a la cake challenge)-- I have the holder designed...but am trying to find out how much a layer of cake weighs...so I can determine what materials to use as my hanging apparatus and counter balance.

I figure: 6 inch layers, approximately enough to go 1 ft high (so like 6 - 8 cakes), filled with (I don't know yet) and covered in BC (have not learned fondant yet). I'll add in the weight of the icing, the platform/board and the hardware...just am unsure about the cake layers themselves.

My only alternative is to bake up samples this weekend and weigh them...but I just thought I'd ask in case anyone knows off the top of their head...

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
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post #2 of 6
Sorry, I've never weighed a cake. Bake a portion of it, weigh it, and multiply. It sounds like a cute idea. Please post a pic when done.
LINDA
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LINDA
Groveland, MA
Little? Ya, I'm only 4'9.25".
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Originally Posted by TractorDiva

I am designing a punching bag cake for a 18th birthday. I want to suspend it (a la cake challenge)-- I have the holder designed...but am trying to find out how much a layer of cake weighs...so I can determine what materials to use as my hanging apparatus and counter balance.

I figure: 6 inch layers, approximately enough to go 1 ft high (so like 6 - 8 cakes), filled with (I don't know yet) and covered in BC (have not learned fondant yet). I'll add in the weight of the icing, the platform/board and the hardware...just am unsure about the cake layers themselves.

My only alternative is to bake up samples this weekend and weigh them...but I just thought I'd ask in case anyone knows off the top of their head...

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!




Depends on the recipe and the size of the layer.
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The 6 Ps Law states Proper Preparation Prevents Pi$$ Poor Performance.

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post #4 of 6
Totally depends on the recipe and the type of cake.

It's the age old question: How much does "a cup" weigh? Depends on if it's a cup of feathers or a cup of nails.
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Good point re: the recipe. I hadn't counted on that differential...
If this works out -- I'll definitely post pics and such. If it doesn't, you'll see me in the Disaster Forum...LOL

Thank you!
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Originally Posted by TractorDiva

If this works out -- I'll definitely post pics and such. If it doesn't, you'll see me in the Disaster Forum...LOL


Ha Ha Ha! Hope to see you in the "good" forum!
LINDA
Groveland, MA
Little? Ya, I'm only 4'9.25".
http://www.winkflash.com/photo/public.aspx?u=TheVienneaus
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LINDA
Groveland, MA
Little? Ya, I'm only 4'9.25".
http://www.winkflash.com/photo/public.aspx?u=TheVienneaus
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