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How much fondant do I need for a 2 tier cake (8" and 4") ?

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First let me say I am new to this site, so this is my first post! Everything I've been googling leads me to this site and I've found some amazing advice so far from here, so I thought, why not just join so I can interact too?

I am making my first fondant cake, and it's kind of a trial run before I make a cake for my nephew's 16th birthday on the 16th. I decided to make it two tier, each tier has two layers. The bottom will be 8" and the top 4". I made MMF and the recipe that uses 16oz marshmallows and 2lb conf. sugar, I believe it said it makes about 3lbs ? So will that be enough to cover both parts of my cake, as well as make a few little cutout stars and swirls, etc ?

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post #2 of 6
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I was thinking if it's not enough, I could probably make another half of a batch just to be safe... just want to hear from other experienced fondant users :)

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post #3 of 6
The wilton chart says 42 oz for a 6/8", and I find they slightly overestimate, so for a 4/8, you should be good.
http://www.wilton.com/decorating/fondant/fondant-amounts-to-cover-cakes.cfm
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I believe thats enough... I use a recipe for fondant that used 16oz marshmellows and 2lbs PS as well, and for me that will cover a two-tier 9" and 6" cake, plus enough left over for decorations...

post #5 of 6

I'd say that would be enough to cover them sizes plus a bit left over!  I hate this bit tho myself, trying to work out if i have enough fondant lol luckily I buy mine but I'd love to make some MMF one day to try!    :)
 

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Thanks for the answers so far! I will definitely share a pic of my first fondant cake when it's complete

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