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Question on how many cups in a duncan hines cake mix?

post #1 of 11
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I am doing a wedding cake and i have to know how many cake mixes to use for a Round Cakes 8", 10", & 12" they only tell you how many cups of batter. so would that be 18 cake mixes?
post #2 of 11
I just did a wedding cake this weekend and mine was 8, 12 & 16 square. I used a total of 16 boxes. HTH!
post #3 of 11
I would like to know myself..
post #4 of 11
Are you just using the cake mix or are you doctoring it?
post #5 of 11
DH makes between 5 cups to 6 cups of batter. From my experience white is closer to 5 cups, chocolate 5.5 and golden butter 6 cups.

Unless I am using the Golden Butter, I figure the cake mixes at 5 cups. I'd rather have a little extra than not enough. icon_smile.gif

8in round takes 3.5x2
10in round takes 6x2
12in round takes 7.5x2
Which equals 34 cups of batter. Divided by 5 and you need 6.8 boxes.

So I would buy at least 7.
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post #6 of 11
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I am doctoring it up with the dream whip recipe
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Do you mind sharing the dream whip recipe? Thanks icon_smile.gif
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post #8 of 11
One doctored DH Mix makes 5 cups of batter.
post #9 of 11
So what about if your cakes pans were 10"x3, 8"x3 and 6"x3. Would it be a huge difference?
post #10 of 11
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-3-inch-pans.cfm

6x3 round - 3 cups batter
8x3 round - 5 cups batter
10 x 3 round - 8 cups batter

That would be 16 cups of batter for a single 3in tall layer of each size.
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post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by annacakes

One doctored DH Mix makes 5 cups of batter.



It all depends on how you doctor the cake mix. I add a box of pudding and an egg and consistenly get 6 cups for the different flavors i make.
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