I Need Basic Sheet Cake Info, Serving Size Etc.

Decorating By madras650 Updated 18 Jul 2009 , 12:41pm by jlynnw

madras650 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 12:20am
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In sheet cakes, do make them with one torted layer or 2? What size do you cut the servings? I have never dealt with sheet cakes before and I need to know these details before I can even think about quoting a price. Thank you.

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Doug Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 12:35am
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normally one 2" layer.

can torte. if you do -- charge more!

if make it 2 - 2" layers torted -- then that's a true tier cake and should cost even more!

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servings: using standard 2x2 cutting size for a single 2" layer

just divide length by 2 and also divide width by 2.

multiply the two resulting numbers to get number of servings

example for a 12x18

12 / 2 = 6
18 / 2 = 9
6 x 9 = 54 servings.


if you do a full 4" cake (2-2" layers)

then serving size would be 1x2
so now the 12x18 sheet cake would serve 108

12 / 1 = 12
18 / 2 = 9
12 x 9 = 108

divide & multiply technique works for all sheets and squares.

jlynnw Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 12:47am
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ok, I just did an 11x 15 wilton pan, 2 layers (1 1/2 inch each), torted and filled for 4 layers of cake. Does that make it serve 77 then???

Doug Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 12:56am
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Originally Posted by jlynnw

ok, I just did an 11x 15 wilton pan, 2 layers (1 1/2 inch each), torted and filled for 4 layers of cake. Does that make it serve 77 then???




you get an A+ in math! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

madras650 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 2:13am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

normally one 2" layer.

can torte. if you do -- charge more!

if make it 2 - 2" layers torted -- then that's a true tier cake and should cost even more!

---

servings: using standard 2x2 cutting size for a single 2" layer

just divide length by 2 and also divide width by 2.

multiply the two resulting numbers to get number of servings

example for a 12x18

12 / 2 = 6
18 / 2 = 9
6 x 9 = 54 servings.


if you do a full 4" cake (2-2" layers)

then serving size would be 1x2
so now the 12x18 sheet cake would serve 108

12 / 1 = 12
18 / 2 = 9
12 x 9 = 108

divide & multiply technique works for all sheets and squares.




YOU ROCK! Thanks

jlynnw Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:18am
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Originally Posted by Doug

Quote:
Originally Posted by jlynnw

ok, I just did an 11x 15 wilton pan, 2 layers (1 1/2 inch each), torted and filled for 4 layers of cake. Does that make it serve 77 then???



you get an A+ in math! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif




rutt row Elroy, I needed a cake to serve 20 - 25

I am horrible at sizing things. I think I planned on the 1 layer in the serving chart!

Thanks you are amazing and have great timing

indydebi Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:39am
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Originally Posted by jlynnw

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Originally Posted by Doug

Quote:
Originally Posted by jlynnw

ok, I just did an 11x 15 wilton pan, 2 layers (1 1/2 inch each), torted and filled for 4 layers of cake. Does that make it serve 77 then???



you get an A+ in math! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif



rutt row Elroy, I needed a cake to serve 20 - 25

I am horrible at sizing things. I think I planned on the 1 layer in the serving chart!

Thanks you are amazing and have great timing



A 9x13, when cut in 4 rows by 6 columns, serves 24.

the smallest I do is the 11x15, which serves 35. Had a lady want a sheet cake for 10. Told her smallest I do is 35. She said ok and wrote the check.

CanadianCakin Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 5:22am
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the smallest I do is the 11x15, which serves 35. Had a lady want a sheet cake for 10. Told her smallest I do is 35. She said ok and wrote the check.[/quote]

Oh Indy, \\i love the way you think!
See i would have said oh how about just a 10' square...and not have gotten the higher price!

jlynnw Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 12:41pm
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indydebi, I only wish they would just write the check, alas, I am just a hobbyist and still working to get the kitchen legal. Someday, I will have a kitchen with the HD stamp of approval and put all your advice to proper use. Until then, teach me your ways and share your wisdom!

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