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Handy Fondant Cake Decorating Charts

Use these fondant cake decorating charts to estimate how much sugarpaste you will need for your next wedding cake or cake decorating project. 

Also on this page you will see a video on how to cover a cake with fondant.

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I hope you find what you are looking for here. The video tutorial is just below. If you have any questions regarding using fondant please see this page where you will find the top Q&A

Video... How To Cover A Cake With Fondant

In the video tutorial I am using a fondant smoothing tool. This is optional. You can also use your hands only. I now prefer the tool which you can get at any cake decorating store or through my Amazon Shop. I find that it helps to make a nice edge at the base of the cake and also protects the cake somewhat from nail marks (which can be an issue) 

Fondant Cake Decorating Charts For Round And Square

The amounts in the chart are based on a two layer cake with filling. Are you looking for a great fondant icing recipe, there are a few delicious ones on this website for you.

Round Cakes
6 inch1 1/2 lbs.
8 inch2 lbs.
10 inch2 1/2 lbs.
12 inch3 lbs.
14 inch4 lbs.
16 inch5 lbs.
Square Cakes
6 inch2 lbs.
8 inch2 1/2
10 inch3
12 inch4 lbs.
14 inch 5 lbs.
16 inch6 1/2 lbs.

Fondant Cake Decorating Charts For Heart Shapes and Ovals

Heart Shaped
9 inch2 lbs.
15 inch4 lbs.
Oval Shaped
6 inch1 1/2 lbs.
13 inch3 lbs.

An Elegant Wedding Cake

Elegant fondant wedding cake

Tip For You From Lorelie:

Purchase a large 70 lb bucket of Satin Ice or another great tasting fondant and have it on hand at all times. This saves you a lot of time and energy and can be used immediately.

In a pinch, or for small projects, make a batch of fondant using marshmallow and confectioner's sugar (which you can stock easily.

Caution: There is a LOT of kneading involved and it is a great arm workout but if you have any neck or shoulder issues you may want to consider purchasing it ready made as well.  You will find a link to Satin Ice Fondant (my favorite) on the supplies page.


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