How Many Cake Mixes For 1/2 Sheet Cake??

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patticakesnc Posted 17 Mar 2007 , 1:02am
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How many cake mixes does it take to do a 1/2 sheet cake? I believe the pan is 13x18 and 2" deep. TIA

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Doug Posted 17 Mar 2007 , 1:08am
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12x18 = 14 cups of batter according to wilton

(their chart: http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/party_2inch.cfm )

so at 4 to 5.5 cups per box mix....

that would be 3 to 4 boxes of cake mix.

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i'd probably do the 4 and use leftovers for cupcakes or small rounds that could become cakeballs

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and I'd probably do the extender recipe too: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1977-0-Cake-Mix-extender.html

with this, since it makes more, 3 mixes would be enough
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and I know I'd play around mix different flavors together to get a custom taste --- my fav is to mix butter recipe w/ french vanilla and use all butter for the oil and milk for the water.

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indydebi Posted 17 Mar 2007 , 1:12am
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I use 3 mixes and the baking strips and it works ok. 4 mixes would make a nice tall cake! thumbs_up.gif

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eieio1234 Posted 17 Mar 2007 , 11:31am
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I use 2 in each, then trim the dome off and stack them, it makes the cake a bit higher, which looks nice. It's only around a dollar for each (if I get them at WalMart, not my supermarket) and that's easier for me than mixing three and dividing it in half.

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mgdqueen Posted 17 Mar 2007 , 11:42am
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I use 3 in an 11 x 15, so I would use 4 in the 13 x 18.

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reesesob Posted 17 Mar 2007 , 11:58am
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Originally Posted by patticakesnc

How many cake mixes does it take to do a 1/2 sheet cake? I believe the pan is 13x18 and 2" deep. TIA




I use 3 Pillsbry classic yellow, with no extender recipe.

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gmcakes Posted 17 Mar 2007 , 2:24pm
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I use DH...3 mixes fills the 12x18" sheet just right for me!

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angelcakesmom Posted 17 Mar 2007 , 2:27pm
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I use three for a 12x18.. i think four would bake over the top.

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cakes21 Posted 17 Mar 2007 , 2:36pm
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I use a good portion of 3 mixes.

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heiser73 Posted 17 Mar 2007 , 2:37pm
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I just made a 12x18 cake last night and I use 4 mixes; 2white and 2 chocolate. HTH

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gmcakes Posted 17 Mar 2007 , 2:47pm
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For all of you that use 4 mixes in this pan:

Is this a 2" deep pan or is it 3" deep?
What brand of mixes are you using?

(Not trying to start anything, just curious! I use three and still have to trim the "cron" off my cakes. I figure if I used 4 DH mixes in my 2" deep pan, a good potion of the batter would be baking on the oven's floor, LOL!)

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gcam1989 Posted 25 Aug 2013 , 9:29pm
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ADo you have any problems with spillage? How do you prepare the sheet pan so the cake won't stick to the pan?

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I use three for a 12x18.. i think four would bake over the top.

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