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Icing Ratio Guide | Sept 2018 Cookie Cake

 

Hi everyone!

You'll see in your recipe booklet that the icing recipe is broken down into two parts, a "base recipe" & "½ base recipe", as shown below.

This is because the amount of icing that you'll be needing to make, really depends on the size of your chosen letter or number. So, what we recommend is, you start by making the base recipe first, use it up, THEN make more.

Use our chart below to help calculate the quantity of wet ingredients that you'll likely need. 

Alphabet/ Number: Recipe Scale:
  • Letters I & J
  • Numbers 1, 2 & 7
  • x1 Base Recipe
  • Letters C, L, P, S, U, F, G, K, D, E, T, V, Z, Y
  • Number 8, 0, 3, 5, 4
  • x1.5 Base Recipe
  • Letters O, Q, A, R, H, X
  • Number 6, 9
  • x2 Base Recipe
  • Letters B, W, N, M
  • x2-2.5 Base recipe

Please note: Again, the above table is only an estimate - you will very likely end up with excess icing irrespectively. But if you really want to try to avoid that, you could make a smaller quantity of icing, by further halving our "½ base recipe". Ie. divide all the ingredients weight by 2.

 

Recipe Calculation:

x1.5 Base recipe: means you need to make the "Base recipe" once AND  the "½ base recipe" once, equating to 1.5.

So, in total, you'll likely need:

      • Mascarpone/ Cream cheese: 220g + 110g = 330g
      • Vanilla extract: ½ tsp + ¼ tsp
      • Thickened cream: 80ml + 40ml = 120ml

x2 Base recipe: means you need to make the "Base recipe" two times. In other words, you'll probably have to double the base recipe.

So, in total, you'll likely need:

      • Mascarpone/ Cream cheese: 220g + 220g = 440g
      • Vanilla extract: ½ tsp + ½ tsp = 1 tsp
      • Thickened cream: 80ml + 80ml = 160ml

x2.5 Base recipe: means you need to make the "Base recipe" twice AND the "½ base recipe" once, equating to 2+½ = 2.5. 

So, in total, you'll likely need:

      • Mascarpone/ Cream cheese: 220g + 220g + 110= 550g
      • Vanilla extract: ½ tsp + ½ tsp + ¼ tsp= 1¼ tsp
      • Thickened cream: 80ml + 80ml + 40ml = 200ml

 

Hope that makes sense!

Please feel free to get in touch with our team any time if you would like some assistance. Also, do have a watch of our short assembly video below.

 

 

 



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