Full Sheet Cake Help

Decorating By madumbutterfly32 Updated 26 Jul 2009 , 3:12am by LaBellaFlor

madumbutterfly32 Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 1:22am
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I just started decorating cakes and my aunt wants a full sheet cake done for my uncle's birthday. I have an 11x18 inch pan. Do I just make two of these and put them together? How many cake mixes would I need and how much icing? Aghhh, what did I get myself into? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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diane Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 1:38am
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four 1/4 sheets or two 1/2 sheets make a full sheet. icon_wink.gif

diane Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 1:39am
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four 1/4 sheets or two 1/2 sheets make a full sheet. icon_wink.gif

kakeladi Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 1:44am
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Don't worry so much about how many of what size pans to make......find out how many servings she wants.
Yes, 2 of your pans, placed side-by-side should be just fine. You should get about 80-90 servings (each 2x2x2).
Each pan should hold 2 cake mixes. A rule of thumb for amount of icing needed is one batch of icing using 2# of sugar for each cake mix used......so I'd say 3 or 4 batches should do it.

indydebi Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 2:34am
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Yes, STOP using the terms "half" and "quarter" because too many people have too many definitions. An 11x15 is NOT a half sheet so two of them will leave you short.

"Technically", a full sheet is 18x24, which is two 12x18's pushed together. When cut in the 2x2x2" pieces, you'll get 108 servings.

LaBellaFlor Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 3:12am
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Glad to know that, cause I've never done a sheet cake, doubt I ever will, BUT never say never!

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