What Size Pan For A Shirt Cake?? Alot Of People.....

Decorating By Briniga Updated 5 Aug 2009 , 9:50pm by Briniga

Briniga Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 4:51am
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Im making a hawaiian shirt cake for like 150 people, i was gunna cut it out of a sheet cake pan, but what size pan should i get?? thanks

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cathie_shinnick Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 12:21pm
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How about the 12x18x2 pan. I would make 4 cakes, lay 2 next to each other then stack the other two on top and carve. I hope you can understand what Im mean.

Briniga Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:37pm
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Yea i do, but its for an anniversary, they're having a another cake & then the shirt cake, its kinda gunna be set up like a wedding, wedding cake & grooms, so they dont want two shirts.

cathie_shinnick Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:47pm
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I didn't mean 2 shirts. lay the cakes next to each other to make one larger rectangle 18x24. then put 2 more cakes on top to make one 2 layer 18x24 then carve

Briniga Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:58pm
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oh ok, thanks

jenng1482 Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 3:01pm
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I made a jersey (not this exact one but another one just like it) out of a 11x15 (3 layers of cake, 2 layers of filling). I just spoke with the client and she said they got about 75 servings of decently sized pieces from it.

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Briniga Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 3:25pm
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wow only 75 ppl, crap i need alot more, thanks

jenng1482 Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 3:27pm
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I wasnt there so i dont know how big she cut them. I would have assumed that there would have been more

Briniga Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 3:31pm
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thanks for ur help icon_smile.gif

tnterri Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 5:13pm
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I made a nurse's scrub cake (it's in my photos) out of a standard 11x14 sheet pan. I did make it 2 layers thick and carved it. It was just for my family, but we all ate on it for over a week! It easily got 50 large servings. If you used a bigger sheet pan and cut the servings smaller, you could reach your goal no problem! thumbs_up.gif

jennifer7777 Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 8:23pm
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Are you sure the actual shirt needs to feed 150? Because they are having another cake...so do BOTH cakes need to feed 150 together. If so, then you don't have to make the shirt as big. Otherwise, I would go with cathie's suggestions.
Good luck.

Briniga Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 9:37pm
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yea she wants the shirt to feed 150, the other cake will also feed 150, she insisted that it feeds 300 ppl cuz thats how many she invited even though theyre all NOT gunna show up...sighhh

snydermeg Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 1:55am
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Not sure what the second cake is like, but shouldn't it only matter that the two cakes together can serve 300 people? If the shirt cake serves 70-80 and the other cake serves the rest....won't that work? Just a thoughticon_smile.gif

Briniga Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 2:00am
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theres only gunna be 2 cakes...the main cake & the hawaiian shirt cake...to feed 300 ppl all together

cakenutz Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 4:49am
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A half sheet pan 12x18 feeds 48 ppl HTH

cakenutz Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 4:50am
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half sheet pan 12x18 feeds 48 hth

Briniga Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 9:50pm
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hey i have a 16x16" square pan i was wondering if i bake that & cut it into the hawaiian shirt, how much do u think that will feed? I will make it abt 3" thick.

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