Ready Reckoner for Marzipan and Sugarpaste
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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