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For a 2 layer, 9" cake, how much icing do I need for each (of 3) shades of icing to create the ombre swirl cake?

Jill - from Calgary, AB

Below is a link to a beautiful ombre cake from Although this is a 6 inch cake, I thought it would help give you an idea of how much icing you would need. For a 9 inch ombre cake, I would suggest making at least 3 cups of icing for each color (so 9 cups total). It's always better to have too much icing colored than not enough.

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