Cake For 300

Decorating By summerolivia Updated 21 Mar 2008 , 3:07am by willman

summerolivia Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 2:17am
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I have just been asked to make a high school graduation cake for 300 people! My head is spinning with so many questions. I hope that someone out there can help me!!!
1. They are wanting sheet cakes. What size do I make? How many servings per cake and how many layers?
2. What do you charge for sheet cakes. I have done many tiered cakes, and I charge $1.50 for buttercream and $2.00 for fondant. Do you charge less for sheet cakes than tiered cakes?
Any help will be appreciated, as I need to get some ideas to the lady in the next two days.

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plbennett_8 Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 2:38am
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Wow! icon_biggrin.gif Congrats

Looking at the Wilton 2" Party Cakes that are 2 layers. Depends on how big a pan your oven can take and cook

12x18x2 X 2 layers = 72 servings
12x22x2 X 2 layers = 98 Servings

I don't know how much you charge... Your prices seem low, but it depends on your area... How much decoration...that's a lot of cake! icon_biggrin.gif

Good luck! icon_smile.gif

CakesOnly Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 2:38am
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Well according to Wiltons cake prep. chart a 14x22 two in. high sheet cake will serve 98. My sheet cakes are 24x18x2 and they serve 144. I would proably make just two of my sheet cakes. With Wilton chart it will take at least 3sheet cakes. As far as the price, I charge the same for sheet as I do for round. It is what ever you normally would do. Good luck.

plbennett_8 Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 2:41am
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[quote="plbennett_8"]Wow! icon_biggrin.gif Congrats

12x22x2 X 2 layers = 98 Servings

Opps...that was supposed to be:

14x22x2 X 2 layers = 98 Servings

stsapph Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 2:42am
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I'm not sure about size etc, but I don't think you should change your price. You are still using the same ingredients and your time and creativity. 1.50 pp is still a great price for a home made, specially designed cake, sheet cake or not. Whether it's a sheet cake or a tiered cake, it still take you time and effort to get the finished product. Don't forget yourself in the pricing. HTH!

willman Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 3:07am
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WOW hw big are your slices? I use a 18x26 pan and only get 96 slices out of it!

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