Panic Attack.... Sheet Cakes

Decorating By thecookieladycc Updated 11 May 2010 , 3:39am by deesweets

thecookieladycc Posted 5 May 2010 , 5:08am
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I feel so stupid. but I don't do sheet cakes. Well I got a call to day from the school district asking me to do some sheet cakes for tomorrow. They needed 4 sheet cakes to serve around 36ppl each. So I looked up the serving chard in my Wilton book and it shows that a 9x13 serves 36. So I baked up 4 9x13 sheet cakes. Well I just cake across a few different serving guides that shows they only serve 18-20 people. Which one is right? Because if I'm really off by that much I need to get up at the butt crack of dawn and make some more cakes. Any Help???

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SugarFrosted Posted 5 May 2010 , 5:17am
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Most people here agree that 9x13 (aka quarter sheet) serves 24 (2x2x2) pieces. That's industry standard.

BlakesCakes Posted 5 May 2010 , 5:18am
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For a single layer 9x13 sheet, I go with about 24 2x2x2 servings.

For a 2 layer 9x13 sheet, I figure about 48 1x2x4 bservings.


thecookieladycc Posted 5 May 2010 , 5:20am
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crap.... butt crack of dawn it is then. Thank you!

sweetcakes Posted 5 May 2010 , 5:20am
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you really need to have made 11x15 cakes which have 35 servings in them. 9x13 dependin on how tall you made them have 16-24 at 2" thick or 32-48 servings at 4" thick. But i find that schools rarely cut a 2x2 serving, but thats not really your problem.

AnotherCreation Posted 5 May 2010 , 5:21am
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Sorry.........I think crack of dawn is calling.

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 5 May 2010 , 1:08pm
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I always use a serving size of 2x2 for single layer sheet cakes, and 1x2 for double layer and up.

KHalstead Posted 5 May 2010 , 1:15pm
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I think you may have looked at the wilton chart for a 2 layer 9x13 cake!

deesweets Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:39am
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Hello, so what do you charge for sheet cakes, especially that 11x15 cake ?

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