Sheet Cake For 80?

Decorating By CAT_writer Updated 22 May 2008 , 8:50pm by dennishaskins

CAT_writer Posted 21 May 2008 , 2:06am
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I have been asked to make both a round wedding cake (just for pictures) and a sheet cake to feed about 80 guests. I'm OK with the wedding cake, but I have no idea even how to start with the sheet cake! icon_surprised.gif How big a cake do I need? I'm starting to think that making 80 cupcakes might be easier!

Any advice? Thanks!

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marion123 Posted 21 May 2008 , 2:17am
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I'm looking at my directions for my sheet cake that is the size of:12 x 18 inch sheet cake.2 inch deep. According to the directions, a 2 layer cake serves 108 servings.
I can fax you the insert of the cake pan if you give me your fax # or email address, if you need it..
Hope that helps,
Carissa

Tona Posted 21 May 2008 , 2:19am
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I would do the 12X18 but make it 4 inch deep. This will serve the number of people you are looking for.

marion123 Posted 21 May 2008 , 2:23am
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Evening Tona.. How do you do it 4 inch deep? Would you do 3 layers?

CAT_writer Posted 21 May 2008 , 2:32am
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12 x 18! I guess I'll need to get that pan. (How deep is it?) Do I only bake one cake? Torte it to two layers? Three layers? As I said, I'm clueless when it comes to this!

marion123 Posted 21 May 2008 , 2:46am
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The pan that I have is from Michael's arts & crafts store, but I'm sure you can get it from an place that sells cake items and also the Wilton on line. When I have made this cake, I just make one cake and cut it into 2 layers, but I want to see what Tona posts about the 4 inches deep becuase I think that will give you a taller look for your cake..

wgoat5 Posted 21 May 2008 , 11:17am
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if you had a 3 inch 12 x 18 you could torte and fill ... but with a 2 " pan you need to do double layer 12 x 18 to get as many servings as you need.

CAT_writer Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:00pm
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Thank you for the advice! icon_smile.gif At least I have a better idea of what I need to do! How many "batches" of a typical cake would I need to do, or is there a particular recipe for a sheet cake I should use (maybe available on this site?).

dennishaskins Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:03pm
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if i have a recipe for 2 9" round cake pans, how many times would i need to multiply that to fill a 12x18 sheet cake pan? i'm in the same exact situation CAT_writer! also i just want to make sure i understand you guys are saying i should be baking 2 of the 12x18's and then layering those together instead of baking one and cutting it through the middle and filling it?

marion123 Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:15pm
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Morning....I have a question about making 2 cakes and putting them on top of each other.. I normally just make one large cake and I cut it and fill it, but I would really like to do it the way you guys are saying for the height of the cake, but how do I make it level? It always seem that when ever I put a cake on top of a cake, it is wobbly? What am I doing wrong?

wgoat5 Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:16pm
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I always bake so that the cake comes up over the pan.. therefore I can level while it is still in the pan.. makes it level everytime and no wobble icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:18pm
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A 12x18 pan uses the equivalent of 3 cakes mixes.

A single layer 12x18 serve 54 when cut in 2x2 standard size servings.

Two 12x18's, when laid side by side creating a 24x18 single layer, cut in 2x2" pieces ..... OR ..... when on top of each other creating a 12x18 double layer cake, cut in 1x2x4" pieces will serve 108.

foxymomma521 Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:21pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dennishaskins

if i have a recipe for 2 9" round cake pans, how many times would i need to multiply that to fill a 12x18 sheet cake pan? i'm in the same exact situation CAT_writer! also i just want to make sure i understand you guys are saying i should be baking 2 of the 12x18's and then layering those together instead of baking one and cutting it through the middle and filling it?



Per Wilton, you need 14 cups of batter to make 1 2"deep 12x18
http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/party_2inch.cfm

CSMoore Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:30pm
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CAT_Writer
Here's another option that I've done several times with sheet cake. I bake a 12x18 and a 9x13 and put the 9x13 on top of the 12x18 and put just one cake board between them. You don't have to use any dowels or straws for support or anything. Its very easy to do. Here's one that I did that way for a bridal shower. It will feed just over 80 people. Hope this helps.

CSmoore
LL

Homemade-Goodies Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:30pm
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My 2 cents' worth...I'd make 2 2" layers, unless you enjoy torting (I don't!), then already for filling.

Best of luck...should all go well for you! icon_biggrin.gif

momof2cutebugs Posted 21 May 2008 , 10:13pm
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i made cake like this for a baby shower 12 x 18 with 2 layers i dislike torting i used 2 1/2 cake mixes per layer and leveled it while still in pan i have a picture i will download it shortly and this is a heavy cake

Homemade-Goodies Posted 22 May 2008 , 5:16am
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CSMoore - did you torte each layer? I've done this in smaller sizes, it's nice to see it so well presented in a larger size.

Tanja

lardbutt Posted 22 May 2008 , 1:26pm
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If you have to buy a sheetcake pan anyway.....I would highly suggest buying a Magic Line sheetcake pan. I have been so pleased with these pans! And Into the Oven has great prices, fast shipping, and great customer service!

Good luck!

CSMoore Posted 22 May 2008 , 2:24pm
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Originally Posted by Homemade-Goodies

CSMoore - did you torte each layer? I've done this in smaller sizes, it's nice to see it so well presented in a larger size.

Tanja




I did not torte.

dennishaskins Posted 22 May 2008 , 8:50pm
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what exactly does "torte" mean?

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