1 Or 2 Layer Sheet Cake?

Decorating By AXOCutie143 Updated 25 Jan 2010 , 8:44pm by prterrell

AXOCutie143 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 3:35pm
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I was asked to do a sheet cake for a baby shower. I'm making a 12 x 18 x 2. I don't usually do sheet cakes, and the more I look at it, the more I think it isn't "tall" enough. When you make sheet cakes, do you make them 1 layer or 2? My cake is 1/2 white 1/2 chocolate, so I was thinking about baking another layer and stacking them, but then it would be almost 4 inches tall, and that sounds TOO tall for a sheet cake.

Any suggestions?

7 replies
TexasSugar Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 3:42pm
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You can do it both ways. There isn't a right or a wrong. If you do it 4 inches tall, like your regular cakes, you cut it in the wedding sizes. If you do it single layer then people usually cut it 2x2 squares.

all4cake Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 3:48pm
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Sheet cakes are one layer (2-3 inches tall). Another sheet cake on top of the first one would make it a 12x18 layer cake ...no longer a sheet cake

icer101 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 3:49pm
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for 15 yrs.. i have only baked the one layer.. 2" high.. most people don,t say to torte them and fill them.. sometimes they do.. i have never doubled the layers.. lots of people do.. you get more money of course for the 2 layers.. and yes.. then you cut them different..

Writecakes Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 3:52pm
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I fill my sheet cake pans with extra cake mix and let it bake over the top a bit. Then I level it and end up with a nice size. I also always adding filling to my sheet cakes because I like how pretty those filled pieces look when they are served icon_smile.gif

AXOCutie143 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 3:52pm
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Thank you for the fast replies. I'll keep it at one layer. I can't believe I've never baked a sheet cake before!

polkadot3 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 3:55pm
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There is no wrong way of doing. I rarely stack a sheet cake, but it depends on how many servings you need.

prterrell Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:44pm
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I don't make "sheet cakes" I make rectangular cakes. They are 2 layers, 4" tall and have a filling. I, too, prefer the look of a taller cake.

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