1/2 Sheet Cake Question

Decorating By mombabytiger Updated 25 Aug 2010 , 4:25pm by TexasSugar

mombabytiger Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 9:13am
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I have been asked by my church to bake a 1/2 sheet cake for a new pastor.

I know there is a 1/2 sheet cake pan which I intend to buy and use. Question: Do you bake two and layer them or just one and ice top and sides? If you layer it, isn't it awfully tall?

Second decorating question - The cake is vanilla with caramel icing. They requested a white inscription. Since the icing will be light brown, I can't think of any other decorations beyond shell borders and the white inscription. It just seems that anything else will clash.

So I thought I'd come here - the home of great ideas! Thanks!

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TexasSugar Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 4:25pm
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How many servings do you need?

An 18x12x2 will have half the servings of a 18x12x4. It all depends on the number of servings. If you do the two in tall layer, then you will cut it in 2x2x2 pieces. If you do the double layer cut it in 1x2x4 in tall pieces.

I had a student ask me what colors looked good on Chocolate. All she kept thinking was white, but really brown isn't much different than having a white background. If the brown color is really dark, then pastel colors really look good on it. If the brown color is light, then I'd go with bolder colors myself.

Pinks look good with brown. Blues and Greens look good with brown.

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