Marzipan and Fondant Cake Coverage Quantities

Once the cake is made, you can look forward to decorating it. However, how much marzipan to buy is often asked. Therefore I have provided a quick guide to the quantities required when using marzipan or fondant icing.

The amounts give a good coverage which will keep the cake moist and also make it easy to cover without the problems of holes and tears.

Size of Cake

(either square or round)

Imperial

Metric

6″

1lb

500g

7″

1.5lbs

750g

8″

2lbs

1kg

9″

2.5lbs

1kg 250g

10″

3lbs

1kg 500g

11″

3.5lbs

1kg 750g

12″

4lbs

2kg

Comments

  1. I am making a birthday cake for my husband and struggled to find a receipe for a 12″ square cake and found this information is just what I want and is very helpful

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