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How Much Sugarpaste Do I Need? | Cake Covering Guide

How Much Sugarpaste Do I Need?

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The table below gives a guide to the quantity of marzipan and sugarpaste you will need for various shapes and sizes of cake.  NB only one weight is given for each size of cake - you will need this weight of sugarpaste AND of marzipan if using both.

As a general guide, we allow 15g each of sugarpaste and marzipan per square inch of cake. Using the quantities below should cover the cake to a depth of approx 5mm - the exact weight you use will depend on how thinly you roll the paste.  Don't forget you will need to allow more sugarapaste if covering the board - the exact quantity will depend on your method of covering.

A standard 3 tier cake will usually need a 5kg box of icing.  For a Royal Iced cake, the amount of marzipan will be half the weight of the fruit cake base. 

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Size in Inches Weight for a Round Cake Weight for a Square Cake
6" 500g 750g
7" 750g 875g
8" 875g 1kg
9" 1kg 1.25kg
10" 1.25kg 1.5kg
11" 1.5kg 1.75kg
12" 1.75kg




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