I am going to order a magic line 9 x 13 pan. I have orders in the next 2 weeks for 3 half sheet cakes. Which one should I get the 2 inch or 3 inch?
Also how many serving is a 9x13 the new search engine on here isnt working for me
Anyone? I would like to order these tomorrow.
IMO, I'd get the 2" and do a 2 layer. I think that is pretty standard for sheet cakes. My chart shows it would serve about 45 - 2"x1" pieces. HTH.
i only do the 2" for my sheet cakes.
I would get the 3" so you could put more batter in the pan and eliminate the need to bake another layer. You could torte or not (I would not). I have a 2" pan and put a parchment collar around it so I can use more batter which makes a taller cake. HTH!
Do you have to level your cakes? I was thinking if I did a 2 inch pan and level it then I would have less than 2 inches and a shorty cake. If I did a 3 inch pan then I would level it and have a 2 inch cake. I have a 2 inch round and I hate it cause once I level it there is hardly any cake left.
Also do you do 2 tiers with your sheet cakes like you would for a round cake or do you just tort?
I always use 2 inch pans. I bake such that the cake rises slightly above the edges so that the cake is the height of the pan after leveling. I only do a 2 tiered sheet cake if they need that much cake, usually it is a single layer!
I always tell my customers that a 9x13 sheet cake serves about 29 people. That is for pieces 2x2x2 inches in size (ie. a single layer cake). If it were a double layer then it would serve about 58 people for 1x2x4 pieces. Those are the measurements I go by!!
I think it depends on what type of cake your baking too. It takes forever to bake a 3" cake, and mine usually dont get done all the way through (even with the flower nail in the middle). If your cakes bake up nice then maybe a 3" is ok.
I'm with Kay_NL I do the same thing. And I love my Magic Line pan
Thanks I will order the 2 inch pan. It is cheaper also which means I get to order more right!
I always tell my customers that a 9x13 sheet cake serves about 29 people.
29 is a prime number so I can't figure how to cut a cake to get 29 pieces.
when cut in 2x2x2, the 9x13 would be cut in approx 4 rows by 6 columns = 24 servings.
I would also go with the 2" pan since sheet cakes are traditionally 2" tall, single layers.
Mindy, for all of my sheet cakes I use the 2" deep magic line pans, stacked two high.
I *hate* 3" pans. I don't think they bake right. i gave all mine away.
And BTW, a half sheet is 12 X 18.
I've never had complaints about there not being enough cake to serve 30 from a 9x13... I realize 29 is prime, but people are not cutting exactly 2x2x2 pieces either!