I have a fantastic program for you!! It’s a buttercream calculator!! Now figuring out how much buttercream you’ll need for your cake or cupcake projects just got easier than ever!!!
If you’re working on a cake project, all you have to do is type in how many layers of buttercream you’ll need for each cake, and how tall each tier will be and the program does all the work for you!! No matter how many tiers, it will calculate your entire project. There’s even a converter to help you figure out how much ganache you’ll need! All of the buttercream quantities are based upon what I personally use in my cake projects. I like a generous dollop of buttercream for each layer, so I am estimating 1/3-1/2″ thick layer of buttercream for your fillings and about 1/2″ thick crumb coat around your cakes. However, I give instructions on how you can completely customize it for the quantities of buttercream you like. All you have to do is change the ounces I use to what you use and the computer program adjusts your projects accordingly and saves that information for future projects!!!
The estimator goes from 4″ cakes to 16″ cakes (in 2″ increments) and includes square and round cakes. It does not include estimates for odd numbered sized cake pans, I’m sorry.
Then, after you know how much buttercream you need, it will help you figure out how much of each ingredient you’ll need like egg whites, sugar and butter in order to make enough buttercream for your cake project. You can even customize your ingredients and ingredient ratios. So if you use Swiss-meringue buttercream or American buttercream, this program will still work for you. No more crazy calculations and scratch paper required!
If you’re a cupcake person and want to know how big of a batch of buttercream to make for your cupcakes, it has a buttercream estimator and will again break down how many of each ingredients you’ll need to complete the cupcake project.
For more information on how the calculator works, watch this video! Remember, you’ll need to own the Excel spreadsheet program in a 1998 or newer version or the Numbers spreadsheet program used with Apple Products.
*When you purchase this program, you are consenting that you understand that:
1. It is for Excel users with 1998 to newer versions or for users of Numbers, the Apple spreadsheet program.
2. It is only for even sized cake tiers (4″, 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″ and 16″) that are either square or round.
3. The buttercream quantities are what I personally use so if you like a thinner layer of buttercream than 1/3-1/2″, please adjust your quantities accordingly. I give instructions on how you can input your own quantities that you personally use in the program so it’s completely customizable to your business and how you stack/fill your cakes!! You don’t see it in the video, but the instructions are in the excel spreadsheet document.
****PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND DO NOT SHARE THE INFORMATION INSIDE THE SPREADSHEET OR PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS**** Thank you!