Sheet Cake Question

Decorating By nrsanna Updated 26 Jun 2009 , 8:18pm by indydebi

nrsanna Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 3:47pm
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When making a sheet cake (any size) do you bake multiple pans?

When I make a round cake I bake 2 8 in rounds. But for some reason I feel like I've never seen a 4 in tall sheet cake. But I'm new to this, so who knows.

Thanks!

12 replies
snocilla Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 3:49pm
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no, just one layer...unless you have a need for it to be higher.

nrsanna Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 6:55pm
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Thanks!

TexasSugar Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 7:02pm
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Some people do do two layer (4in) tall sheet cakes just like their regular cakes.

Bossy Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 7:03pm
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I have only made a double layer sheet cake once for a cake that looks like a report in a binder.

djs328 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 7:04pm
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When I do a 'sheet' cake, it's 2 layers of cake (each baked in a sep pan) and 1 layer of filling. They come out about 4" high when decorated. Most of my cakes are sheet cakes...can get an idea of how it looks in my photos.
HTH!

canuelas4 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 7:05pm
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I have done a 2 layer and filled it. It will feed alot more that way. It depends on your needs

canuelas4 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 7:05pm
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I have done a 2 layer and filled it. It will feed alot more that way. It depends on your needs

CakesbyVal Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 7:53pm
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How much do you normally charge for a 1/2 sheet cake, no fancy detail just airbrushed colors? This is my first sheet.

djs328 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 8:08pm
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Uh oh....the big, "how much do I charge" question....icon_wink.gif Most people on here would say:
-depends on where you live...
-charge no less per serving than you would for any other cake
-depends on the details, icing, etc.

Not legal myself, so can't help much...I'd say check a few bakeries in your area and see what the competition is charging and set your prices accordingly.

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indydebi Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 8:09pm
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By Wikipedia definition, a sheet cake is a single layer of cake: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheet_cake

And the same on this site: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-sheet-cake.htm

angelcakes5 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 8:13pm
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For my area single layer sheets
9x13 $28.00
11x15 $40
12x18 $65
Hope this helps

indydebi Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 8:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by canuelas4

I have done a 2 layer and filled it. It will feed alot more that way. It depends on your needs




Of course! A 2-layer 9x13 is twice as much cake as a single layer 9x13, so it's twice as much cake and will feed twice as many people. thumbs_up.gif

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