how much fondant do i need?

by Tina
(Miramichi )

How many cakes can I cover with 4 lbs of fondant?

I am making a special cake for my son as he is graduating from elementary school this year, the middle school that he will be attending is right next door to his current school. I am planning to make a replica of his school and the school he will be attending. both are fairly large schools.

One school will be 4 layers, and 14 inches by 14 inches, the other is in 3 parts, 18 in by 6 in, 3 layer, 4 in by 2 in, 2 layer, 22in by 10 in and 3 layers.

also wondering how long before hand can you make fondant figures without them going bad.

Thanks

From the editor:

Hi Tina,

Wow! that's quite a project you're undertaking.

Here's how much fondant you'll need:

for the 14" x 14" - 6 pounds
for the 18" x 6" - 4.5 pounds
4" x 2" - about 1 pound
22" x 10" - 3 pounds

Please take lots of pictures and come back here to share your amazing cake with everyone. I know I can't wait to see it!

Good luck.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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