No Fillig Cakes

Decorating By grama_j Updated 22 Jan 2009 , 1:42pm by JanH

grama_j Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 12:06pm
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Just got an order for a simple sheet cake.... does NOT want filling..... most people do that around here, but I usually fill mine.... I'm not sure how to judge the serving sizes..... I mean a two layer will go pretty far..... anyone know how many servings in a half sheet cake ? That would be an 11X15, right ? I'M SO CONFUSED !!! icon_cry.gif

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JanH Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 12:52pm
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The question of how to address a "no filling" wanted cake has come up now and again.

The general consenus was that if "no filling" was requested, b/c was the default... (Need something to hold the two layers together.)

As for what size (dimensions) constitute a 1/2 sheet - that can vary widely.

THE ONLY WAY to insure that both you and the customer are on the same page - is to ask how many servings they need (and explain serving size so if they want huge slices they know they have to order MORE cake).

Once you know how many servings you need,it's easy to determine what size sheet pan you need.

If the number of servings is more/less than the standard pans yield - it's the customer's option to decide how to proceed.

But you shouldn't give free servings because they want, for example, 65 servings which is more than an 11x15x4 (60 servings) but less than a 12x18x4 (72 servings).

Here's a link to Wilton's 2" cake pan yields:
(party size servings.)
(wedding size servings.)

Indydebi does single layer sheet cake math:
(You decide on 2x2 or 2x3 slices.)

Previous threads on sheet cake size terms:


grama_j Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 1:04pm
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Thanks, Jan, but "no filling" here is NO filling... it is just cake about 2-3" tall, that is iced with butter cream.....usually a shell border, and a little writing or something on the top...... Pretty much a GOOD tasting walmart cake.......

grama_j Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 1:10pm
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My answer sounded like you didn't cover the information I was asking for CERTAINLY did, and I thank you ! I just got ahead of myself explaining what they do here.....

JanH Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 1:13pm
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My older son would like that - he hates any filling, too!

Think the Wilton charts would still give you the most help in determing the number of servings by pan size.

Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.

grama_j Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 1:19pm
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Oh, my gosh, Jan.... You help more people around here than almost anyone...... I should have just PMd you ! icon_lol.gif

something_sweet Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 1:36pm
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One of my most popular cakes is a 11"x15" with no filling. I tell people it feeds 30 people. My cake is about 2" high. HTH

jen9936 Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 1:42pm
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I do nearly all of my sheet cakes this way-one layer, no filling. It's just what most people want around here. I figure my servings using the Wilton suggestion of a 2x2 square. Like you said, the cake is between 2 and 3 inches tall, so this is actually a pretty good size piece of cake.

This comes out to :
9x13 = 24 servings
11x15 = 35 servings
12x18 = 54 servings

Hope this helps!

JanH Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 1:42pm
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Not a problem, grama_j. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif

Just thought I had misunderstood your question. icon_redface.gif

(I'm up quite a few hours past my normal bedtime.) tapedshut.gif

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