How much sugar paste do I need ?

Covering a cake with sugarpaste

When it comes to decorating a cake you need to know how much ingredients you’re going to need. One of the most important ingredients to consider is the sugarpaste. Buy too much and you can always store it for next time, but buy too little and you’re stuck!

I’ve devised the following charts over the years to help me get the right quantities. So, now you can work out how much sugarpaste you  need to cover a cake and a cake board too.

Most of my cakes are about 3″ tall. I roll out my sugar paste to around 5mm thick. That way it has enough give to fit over the edge of a cake without tearing. It can also be smoothed easily. If you are covering a shaped cake add at least 1.25g of sugarpaste to these quantities.

How much sugarpaste to cover a cake

Size in Inches

Quantity  for a Round Cake

Quantity for a Square Cake

6″

600g

750g

7″

850g

875g

8″

975g

1kg

9″

1.1kg

1.25kg

10″

1.45kg

1.5kg

11″

1.75kg

1.75kg

12″

2kg

2.2kg

14”

2.7kg

3kg


Cake boards

I cover cake boards with icing at least a week before I need to add a cake to the board. That way it has time to set really hard and won’t get finger prints when I handle it. But I’ve also recently discovered that you can pop a cake board in a warm oven to speed up the process if you’re on a tight deadline. An hour in an oven at around 50-100 C is all it needs. Leave it to cool completely before you touch the top.

How much sugarpaste to cover a cakeboard

Size in Inches

Quantity  for a Round board

Quantity for a Square board

6″

150g

150g

7″

250g

350g

8″

450g

450g

9″

600g

600g

10″

700g

700g

11″

725g

725g

12″

825g

825g

14”

850g

1kg

I hope this has been helpful. Until next time!

enjoy!

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2 Comments on How much sugar paste do I need ?

  1. Bryony
    July 31, 2013 at 9:14 am (1 year ago)

    Do you mean 1kg to cover 14″ square board?!

    Reply
    • EmmaMT from CakesBakesAndCookies.com
      July 31, 2013 at 10:26 am (1 year ago)

      Oh. My. Word!!!!

      Yes I do mean 1kg. Thanks for pointing that out. I think you may find the cake board a little thick with 3kg!!!

      Thanks

      EmmaMT

      Reply

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