Need Help With Sheet Cake Size

Decorating By angelcakes5 Updated 3 Mar 2009 , 8:43pm by angelcakes5

angelcakes5 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 4:00pm
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I am doing a shower cake for a friend next month. If I double stack any size sheets what are normal serving sizes as a whole and how big are the slices. I am trying to get an idea. If I doubled a 11x15 I am guessing I would get atleast 80 good servings? Please correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks so much!

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JanH Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 4:22pm
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Everything you ever wanted to knoe to baken assemble and decorate stacked, tiered, layer (and sheet) cakes:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html

The Wilton links to cake preparation and servings guides (2" pans) has all the info you're requesting. icon_smile.gif

HTH

angelcakes5 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 4:26pm
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Thanks Jan I have already looked at Wilton and I only can find single 2" layer sheets. I would like to know 4" layer sheet cakes. I will check out the link you attached and see what I can find. Thanks!

JanH Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 5:02pm
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All the Wilton charts (2" by pan size including sheet cakes)
are listed as: Number of Servings (2 Layers)

You have to bake TWO of any of the 2" pan sizes for a 4" layer cake.

Conversely, if you want to know the number of servings in only one layer (2" cake) divide the servings given by 1/2 or 50%.

Party servings slices for ALL pans listed is 1-1/2x2x4 NOT 1-1/2x2x2.

HTH

sweet1122 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 5:28pm
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Yeah, I don't think you get more servings just because you make a taller cake... They just get thicker slices. You could get more servings by having your 11x15 and a different sized cake on top...

JanH Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 5:50pm
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Originally Posted by sweet1122

Yeah, I don't think you get more servings just because you make a taller cake...




Of course you get more servings if you make a taller cake!
2" cakes ARE not the standard... Any 4" layer cake will yield 100% more cake (and more servings) than a single 2" layer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweet1122

They just get thicker slices.




Why would you arbitrarily choose to disregard the serving size guideline? The serving size remains constant. (In this instance party size.)

A 2x2x2 slice is the same as a 1x2x4

A 3x2x2 is the same as a 1-1/2x2x4

You will get twice as many servings from a two layer sheet cake than a single layer sheet cake of same size servings.
(Do the math.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweet1122

You could get more servings by having your 11x15 and a different sized cake on top...




Now you're making a stacked cake, not a sheetcake...

11x15x4" yields 60 party servings (2" layer = 30 servings)
12x18x4" yields 72 party servings (2" layer = 36 servings)
14x22x4" yields 98 party servings (2" layer = 49 servings)

HTH

angelcakes5 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 6:05pm
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Thank this is all I needed

11x15x4" yields 60 party servings (2" layer = 30 servings)
12x18x4" yields 72 party servings (2" layer = 36 servings)
14x22x4" yields 98 party servings (2" layer = 49 servings)

I do know I need to bake 2 cakes and stack to get the 4" height. I was going for a different look than a huge 1 layer sheet.

Thanks for the help

JanH Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 6:21pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by angelcakes5

If I double stack any size sheets what are normal serving sizes as a whole and how big are the slices.




Quote:
Originally Posted by angelcakes5

I was going for a different look than a huge 1 layer sheet.




angelcakes5, you have succeeded where no one else has.. in thoroughly confusing me. ouch.gif

Good luck on your double stacked/one layer cake. icon_confused.gif

angelcakes5 Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 8:43pm
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Sorry it should have stated I was going for a different look rather than 1 huge big 1 layer cake (2 in height cake). I want a 4 inch height cake. Sorry so confusing. Maybe I should just shut up so I dont confuse anymore. Not sure how or what to say to explain it. Thanks for the help

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