I am doing an 11x15x2 sheet cake this weekend. They need it to feed around 50-100 people. Will one do it or should I bake a second? Thanks.
If you only do one layer, I'd make two cakes.
This might help:
I would bake a second cake.
ditto, i've always been told an 11x15 feeds 35
if you cut the slices 1 by 2 inces...you will get 82 slices from one cake...so 2 would more than feed the 100 people.
I'm going to throw a little reality in here... I cut an 11"x15" into 40 pieces. (8 slices long by 5 slices wide) for reasonable servings. You can reasonably go 8 by 6 rows, but anything under that and your guests are getting one bite of cake. If that's how you want it (very common at weddings) then 2 sheets will work perfectly. I just know that at many weddings I have been to, people get cranky if you don't give them a decent piece of cake. (Unless the cake is nasty, and I am guessing yours is TOTALLY AWESOME!!)
I agree. For only 2 inches tall, a 1x2 piece won't work. If you cut it 8x5, and get 40, you need 3 cakes.
You could make a really tall cake and stack the two 11x15's. Then you could cut small slices and still get lots o'cake and you'll have less decorating to do!
I agree with baaking a second.
Here are some previous threads:
It seems to me that in considering serving sizes, it makes a difference if:
torting and filling (a single layer)
torting and filling stacked layers
using the Wilton wedding/party cutting guide
There doesn't seem to be a CC standard for sheet cakes.....
I do like Zmama's serving guide - it's more realistic for party planning:
(However, on the sheet cakes, it's about the same as Wilton's.)
So then the issue comes to "price" - since there are now less servings per cake?
two would do i think
I suggest going with three. I don't think two would be enough.
I agree. I always get 3 rows of 12 slices so 36 servings from my 11x15 pan and I make a 2 layer cake. Mind you I like my serving size to be much larger than what is noted by Wilton. Who only eats a 2"x2" piece of cake?!?!
My reply was not super helpful. Wedding cake slices, Wilton says that pan will feed 60 (so about dbl what I get out of the pan).