Sheet Cakes?

Decorating By joylee8 Updated 12 Jun 2008 , 3:20pm by joylee8

joylee8 Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 5:47pm
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I am new in this so I have a question about sheet cakes. I dont know which size pan for a half, whole, etc. I tried to look it up but I couldnt find it. This site is awesome! I have been looking for months but my first post. Thank you for responding.

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indydebi Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 11:10pm
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I refuse to use the terms. The general public (aka "Cake Civilians") uses those terms without knowing what the heck they are ordering. So I turn it back on them and ask them how many servings they need and then I let them know what size cake they need. Or when they ask for my price for a "half sheet", I ask them "How big is that?" They ALWAYS tell me, "I've no idea."

Example: A friend of mine asked for my price for a full sheet cake. I asked how many people he planned to serve. He said, "Ten."

TEN??????? icon_eek.gif

Geesh, good thing I didn't tell him my price for what people would call a FULL sheet cake that icon_eek.gif serves over 100!!!

I also noticed in Sam's Club that what they call a half-sheet, is about an 11x15 .... if I used the terms at all, I'd call a 12x18 a half sheet. So if your clients are comparing "half sheet" price to half-sheet price, they may not be comparing the same cake. That's why it's always better to let them know how many SERVINGS they are getting.

indydebi Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 11:21pm
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joylee8 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 3:20pm
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Thank you indydebi! I understand what you are saying. I have used your recipe for buttercream and it is great- thats what I am sticking with.

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