## New Help Quick! How Big...

By rocketmom1985 Updated 17 Apr 2009 , 7:06pm by xstitcher

rocketmom1985 Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 2:13am
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...is a FULL sheet cake? I get all kinds of answers when I google it...

18X24 is one answer and 12X18 is another....HELP1

4 replies
diane Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 4:07am
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i've done full sheets a lot and the ones i did measured 18 X 24. some bakeries consider a smaller cake a full sheet cake, but that's the standard size. it's basically two half sheets.

xstitcher Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 4:48am
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Did a customer request a full sheet? If so do as Indydebi would and ask what size is that? (paraphrasing of course ). There probably using the terms they get from the grocery store. Just ask them how many servings they need and go from there.

Of course this whole reply is assuming a customer is asking for a full sheet, lol.

rocketmom1985 Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:42pm
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It is for a birthday party for 5 geezers (sorry, my bad) and all they said was a sheet cake with balloons with the birthday names on them.

Guess I shoulda asked a few more questions. Anyhoo, I have a 12 x 18 sheet pan from Wilton and I was gonna do a two layer with bc filling. That should be MORE than enough for 60 seniors! Cake is for Saturday 4pm. I will see one of the ladies at coffee this morning and pretend I am stupid and ask if she meant a full sheet or not. A full sheet is pretty big for 60 people. Of course, so is a two layer 12X18!

xstitcher Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 7:06pm
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Sheet sizes vary from place to place. It's best to ask them how many servings they need or ask for exact dimensions they want (ie 12X18 - but they probably won't know).

For a 12 X 18 you will get 54 servings for a 2X2 size.
Here's the math:

12x18 (2x2 serving size) gives you:

12/2 = 6 rows
18/2 = 9 rows (columns)

9*6 = 54 servings

HTH!