Sheet Cakes

Decorating By vwolf Updated 9 Aug 2010 , 10:22am by MadMillie

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vwolf Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 1:26am
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This may sound silly, but when you do sheet cakes, do you do them as one layer or two layers with buttercream in the middle? icon_confused.gif

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indydebi Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 1:39am
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In my area, a sheet cake is defined as "single layer (usually rectangle), no filling, iced".

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vwolf Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 1:47am
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Thanks! That's kinda what I thought too, I notice some to the Wilton cakes in their books appear to be two layers. A friend has asked to to do one for a wedding shower and I wasn't sure if I should make it one layer or two. By the way you are not too far from me, I am 21 mi west of Cincinnati. icon_smile.gif

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indydebi Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 1:59am
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practically neighbors! icon_biggrin.gif

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julesh268 Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 2:18am
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I have seen both. One layer sheet cakes or for more to have them torted and filling added. I love fillings so whenever I ordered one in the past I went that route.

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countrycakes Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 2:26am
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icon_rolleyes.gif Unfortunately I live in 'sheet cake country', rofl......I mainly have done them 1 layer.......I try to talk the client into double layers....I had a 3 tiered wedding cake this weekend...and I LOVED DOING IT. icon_biggrin.gif It was such a welcome change. icon_lol.gif

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MadMillie Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 2:43am
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Indydebi or someone, could you please tell me what a standard, half and quarter sheet sizes are? Do you use a 2, 3 or 4 inch? My searches show mixed results. Thanks.

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Love2BakeCakes Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 2:44am
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I always understood a sheet cake to be one layer with frosting, but no filling. If two layers were needed more money is charged for the additonal cake.

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kansaslaura Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 3:01am
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It depends on what the customer wants. Most of the time it's one 'solid' piece of cake, but I do have customers who love them filled.

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SugarFrosted Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 4:07am
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Originally Posted by MadMillie

Indydebi or someone, could you please tell me what a standard, half and quarter sheet sizes are? Do you use a 2, 3 or 4 inch? My searches show mixed results. Thanks.




9x13x2 is a "quarter sheet" and serves 24 (2x2x2 serving)
12x18x2 is a "half sheet" and serves 54 (2x2x2 serving)

A two layer cake, 4" tall" is usually what people call a kitchen cake, which will serve twice as many (1x2x4 serving) as the single layer

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MadMillie Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 10:22am
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Thanks SugarFrosted.

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