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Sugarpaste & Marzipan Quantities Guide
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Posted: 02/09/2011 12:53:00 PM
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Synopsis: A guide to how much sugarpaste or marzipan you need to cover cakes and cupcakes. The guide also gives estimates for covering novelty shaped cakes as well as suggested rolling thicknesses.

Sugarpaste & Marzipan Quantities Guide


Trying to work out how much sugarpaste or marzipan you will need to cover cake(s) or cupcakes is never easy. It is important to get the right amount which will save time, money and most importantly stress levels.

 

If you are new to cake decorating or covering cakes then always go for a little more the recommended amount to allow for mishaps or your rolled sugarpaste not quite being a perfect circle or square (which is actually quite tricky to do).

 

Below is a rough guide to quantities which should help you, but you can vary them according your taste and preference. The quantities recommended are based on the sugarpaste being rolled out to approx thickness of 5-6mm and marzipan to 7-8mm. If you prefer the marzipan to be the same thickness as the sugarpaste, then simply use the sugarpaste quantities for both. 

Marzipan Guide:

Cake Size
Round Cake
Square Cake
15cm (6in)
650g
750g
18cm (7in)
900g
1kg
20cm (8in)
1.1kg
1.25kg
23cm (9in)
1.25kg
1.5kg
25cm (10in)
1.5kg
1.75kg
28cm (11in)
2kg
2.kg
30cm (12in)
2.5kg
2.5kg
36cm (14in)
3.5kg
3.75kg

Sugarpaste Guide:

Cake Size
Round Cake
Square Cake
15cm (6in)
500g
500g
18cm (7in)
750g
750kg
20cm (8in)
900g
1kg
23cm (9in)
1kg
1.25kg
25cm (10in)
1.25kg
1.75kg
28cm (11in)
1.5kg
1.75kg
30cm (12in)
1.85kg
2kg
36cm (14in)
2.75kg
3kg

Cupcake Guide:

For every cupcake we would recommend using approximately 10-20g of sugarpaste per cupcake. The amount you will need will vary depending on the shape of the cupcake i.e. if it has a flat or rounded top. Roll to about a 3mm thickness.

 

Novelty Shape Guide:

 

For any novelty shaped cakes such as heart, petal, hexagon and tear drop shaped cakes then we would advice to measure the shape at its widest points and then follow the recommendations for a round cake of that size.

 

 

 


 

 

   
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