Cricketina Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 8:43am
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Can someone please tell me what size pan you use for a full sheet cake?
a half sheet and a 1/4 sheet cake..There are so many sizes??? icon_eek.gif
Thank you
Christina

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indydebi Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 9:58am
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See the "History of cake pans sizes" in this thread: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-628706-.html

Remember that the terms "half" and "full" started in a comm'l bakery. A full sheet is 18x24 and serves 100+. The above link explains it all.

indydebi Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 10:00am
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P.S. Take note that the grocery stores are starting to put out 11x15's and are calling it a "half" sheet. Since these are smaller cakes, they are, of course, cheaper than a "real" half-sheet. So when you client tries to compare your half-sheet price to the grocery's "half" sheet price, be educated and be aware that you can inform them the grocery is ripping them off because that is NOT a half sheet.

prterrell Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 2:06am
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See also this thread: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-672112-.html

sweetcakes Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 2:16am
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[quote="indydebi"]P.S. Take note that the grocery stores are starting to put out 11x15's and are calling it a "half" sheet. Since these are smaller cakes, they are, of course, cheaper than a "real" half-sheet. So when you client tries to compare your half-sheet price to the grocery's "half" sheet price, be educated and be aware that you can inform them the grocery is ripping them off because that is NOT a half sheet.[/quote]

This is probably the same as why bags of frozen veg are now 12oz instead of 16oz or a loaf of bread is now 20oz instead of 24oz. They're cutting down the size but not the price.

Kandy4283 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 2:29am
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Interesting! I have wondered this too, because I recently went to Omaha Bakery Supply and discovered that there are many different sheet sizes!! Thanks for the other posts! That was alot of good info!

Cricketina Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 9:42pm
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Thank you for all the great help....ladies thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

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