Ask Nancy

Do You Have a Question?

I'll be answering ten questions each month... and if your question is chosen, I'll post a personalized response!

Submit Your Question

How many recipes of buttercream icing would I need to ice and decorate a two-layer 9-inch round cake such as the World of Swirls cake?

Elizabeth - from Houston, TX

A 9-inch round 2-layer cake decorated very simply requires 4-1/2 cups buttercream icing (See our handy chart for batter and icing amounts, baking and serving guide. Since the decorations on this cake might require extra icing, and our recipe makes about 3 cups icing, I would suggest making up 2 recipes.

Return to General Icing questions

The Public Television cake decorating show providing easy projects for special celebrations. Not intended to replace instructional classes.