Sheet Cake

Decorating By AverageMom Updated 15 Oct 2009 , 6:26pm by prterrell

AverageMom Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:33pm
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I have my first order for a sheet cake. What is the "standard" sheet cake size?

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jammjenks Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:43pm
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Everybody has different measurements of what sheet cakes are supposed to be. You may want to ask your customer how many servings they will need and go from there.

Mike1394 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 4:24pm
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A sheet cake is 18x24 the size of a sheet pan.

Mike

karenm0712 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 4:41pm
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Here are my "sheet" cake pan sizes w/servings.

9x13 - quarter sheet cake = 20-24 servings (2x2x2)
11x15 - third sheet cake = 30-35 servings (2x2x2)
12x18 - half sheet cake = 40-48 servings (2x2x2)

Like PP metioned everyone has a different opinion on sizes, but this is what I go by.

HTH's.

Karen

AverageMom Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 5:02pm
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Thank you!!
The customer just said "sheet cake" but I'm thinking she really has no idea what that means.

KHalstead Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 5:19pm
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I think customers in general think that if they say "sheet cake" they're getting a less expensive cake.
Ask how many servings, by saying "sheet cake" they are probably just letting you know they want a 1 layered (2" high) cake, most likely a rectangle shape. You still need to know how big

prterrell Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 6:26pm
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Originally Posted by AverageMom

Thank you!!
The customer just said "sheet cake" but I'm thinking she really has no idea what that means.




Which is why I don't use the "sheet" cake parlance. I do rectangular shaped cakes which are, like all of my cakes, 2 layers and 4" high. When I worked at the grocery store bakery, we had people order "half sheets" all the time and then when they pick them up are overwhelmed by how much cake they have (thought a 9x13 was a "half"). There are a LOT of misconceptions on "sheet" sizes.

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