What Size Cake Board And Box For 1/2 Sheet Cake?

Decorating By cookingfor5 Updated 5 Apr 2008 , 4:03pm by TheButterWench

cookingfor5 Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 1:42am
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I am making a 1/2 sheet cake for a birthday and know that I was told the wrong size box to use. I am using a 19 x 14 inch box and it obviously will not work with the cake. What is the right size for this? I am so frustrated at this point and ready to give up.

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TheButterWench Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 1:47am
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how big is the pan you're using, just use your judgement and buy something that will fit and fit into a box.

kakeladi Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 1:55am
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There are sooooooo many different sizes being called a '1/2 sheet' it's no wonder you are having problems.
Boards and boxes come in only one size that I know of - called '1/2 sheet' board & box.
If you get your pan to fit that there will be no problems.
The best size for the 1/2 sheet board & box is a 12x16 pan.
If your pan is 12x18 then you will have to trim the cake down to fit the board.

Granpam Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 2:05am
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I use a 19x14 box for my 12x18 sheet cakes with no problem. There is just enough room for a border around the edge of the board. In fact I cut my own boards 13 3/4 x 18 3/4 and still have room for the border. I find that my covering makes the board fit perfectly in the box. Hope this helps.

cookingfor5 Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 2:29am
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I ended up trimming it an inch on each side. I didn't really want to do it that way, but it just was too tight to fit any border around it. It has to travel 30 minutes to the event and I don't want to risk the box bumping it.

Thanks so much for the help. There are a lot of different answers out there and can be hard to determine what works for me.

TheButterWench Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by cookingfor5

I ended up trimming it an inch on each side. I didn't really want to do it that way, but it just was too tight to fit any border around it. It has to travel 30 minutes to the event and I don't want to risk the box bumping it.

Thanks so much for the help. There are a lot of different answers out there and can be hard to determine what works for me.




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