My First Wedding Cake
Waiting to be filled with yummy carrot cake batter!
Question: I'm about to make my first wedding cake, a tiered 14, 10, 8 and 6 inch round cake. My question is how much batter do I need for a carrot cake this size?
First of all Congratulations on making your first wedding cake!
Carrot cake is my all time favorite for a wedding cake because it is firm and easy to work with. It's also chock full of texture and flavor.
I have a page on this site with my best carrot cake recipe.
I am not sure if you are planning on using this one, but I recommend it highly. It has stood the test of time and gets many compliments.
That particular carrot cake recipe needs to be multiplied 5 times for your pan sizes. (assuming that each of your tiers are two layers.) You can always slice them thinner and make more layers) but for cake stability I use two layers with one layer of filling in between.
Assuming you have a Kitchen Aid
small mixer you can probably fit the recipe times 2. Which means you will have to do it twice at 2 times and once as is.
Here are the total amounts of the ingredients you will need to make your first wedding cake.
You can use this as a guide when multiplying other recipes.
- 15 cups of flour
- 15 cups of sugar
- 5 t salt
- 5 Tablespoons of baking soda
- 5 Tablespoons of Cinnamon
- 7 1/2 cups of oil
- 20 eggs
- 5 Tablespoons of vanilla
- 7 1/2 cups of walnuts chopped
- 7 1/2 cups of shredded or flaked coconut
- 6 1/3 cups of pureed carrots
- 3 3/4 cups of pineapple
Cream Cheese Filling
This will help you in the future when making your cakes.
- 2 1/2 lbs. of cream cheese
- 1 lb. of butter
- 15 cups of confectioners sugar (or to taste) You can use less.
- juice of 2 lemons
- 3 Tablespoons of vanilla
Batter amounts per pan.
- 6x2 2 to 2 1/2 cups batter
- 8x2 same as 6 inch
- 10x2 4 1/2 to 6 cups
- 14x2 10 to 12 cups
Amount of batter you use depends on the type of batter and how much it rises. You will have to play around a little with this.
I hope this helps. And please post a picture of your first wedding cake. We would love to see it and hear about or enter the ongoing cake decorating contest.Thanks :)
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