How Tall Are Your Sheetcakes?

Decorating By buggus Updated 21 Aug 2009 , 5:31pm by sweetcakes

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buggus Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 12:20pm
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I was thinking 4 inches may be a bit much. But, what's the norm? I don't want them to appear small.

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sewsweet2 Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 12:23pm
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When my customer orders a 1/2 or 1/4 sheet cake they are 2" tall. If they want more servings, I make two layers= 4".

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nanny4 Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 12:33pm
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I agree mine are 2" tall too unless they need a lot more servings then I would double it. usaribbon.gif

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kel58 Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 12:33pm
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same here

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makeminepink Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 12:38pm
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I was wondering the same thing yesterday when I was doing a cake. I started thinking that maybe people in different parts of the country have different standards. Mine looked so skimpy even after torting! I baked another one, split it and added it to the cake. I'm going to get a 3" pan and start making them a little bigger. Of course if I do then it's possible people will start saying that they're big and you don't need to go up a size! It's always something!

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peg818 Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 12:52pm
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mine are 2 inches tall, unless they need more servings then i'll add another layer, or if they are for a wedding then they are made just like the wedding cake so that no one knows which cake they are eating from.

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buggus Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 1:04pm
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Each cake needs to feed 40 people, roughly. Do you think 2" inches is high enough?

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peg818 Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 1:12pm
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Originally Posted by buggus

Each cake needs to feed 40 people, roughly. Do you think 2" inches is high enough?




depends on the size of the sheet to begin with. I usually do a 12x18 for 45 to 50 servings. an 11x15 for 30 to 40 servings.

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buggus Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 1:24pm
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They're 11x15

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alvarezmom Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 1:28pm
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Mine are about 2'' with out icing.

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sugarspice Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 1:35pm
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Standard serving size is 2"x2"x2"..so 2" high. I would not make them taller-unless you adjusted the price up-or you are giving away free cake. If they need more servings, they can go up to the next sheet size or you can do a double layer. Double layer serving size would be 2"x1"x4"-same total volume. HTH

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MBHazel Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 1:51pm
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I use the 3 inch pans. I just like the look better.

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sweetcakes Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 5:31pm
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i too use 3" pans, so by the time ive filled and iced ( i split them, my preference ) they end up being 2.75 - 3" tall.

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