## I Need Basic Sheet Cake Info, Serving Size Etc.

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

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.

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.

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???

**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!

**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

**Doug**

**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!

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

**jlynnw**

**Doug**

**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!

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.

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!

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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