Use the handy wedding cake icing chart below to help you to determine how much buttercream you will need for your wedding cakes.
You will also find tips for making and using royal icing, Italian meringue buttercream and tips on frosting a cake.
Note: The term frosting and icing are used interchangeably on this website.
|Cake Size(2 layer)||Between Layers||For Top||For Sides||Total Amount|
|6 inches||1/2 cup||1/3 cup||1 cup||2 cups|
|8 inches||3/4 cup||3/4 cup||1 1/2 cups||3 cups|
|10 iches||1 1/4 cups||1 1/4 cups||1 3/4 cups||4 3/4 cups||12 inches||1 3/4 cups||1 3/4 cups||2 cups||5 1/2 cups||14 inches||2 1/2 cups||2 1/2 cups||2 1/2 cups||7 1/2 cups||16 inches||3 1/4 cups||3 1/4 cups||3 cups||9 1/2 cupsThis wedding cake icing chart gives generous amounts because it is always better to have more than you need than not enough. Add 1-3 cups of buttercream (depending on the sizes)for decorating three graduated tiers. The chart is from Rose Levys Berenbaum's book The Cake Bible where you can see the full version of the chart.|
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