Full Sheet Cake

Decorating By Latrina Updated 26 Aug 2010 , 2:06am by indydebi

Latrina Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 3:49pm
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I REALLY COILD USE SOME HELP PLEASE!!!
WHAT PANS MAKE A FULL SHEET CAKE ?
I GREATLY APPERCIATE ANY HELP THANK YOU icon_confused.gif

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CWR41 Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 5:03pm
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Two 12x18 (54 serving) half sheets total 108 servings.

cakesdivine Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 6:33pm
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or 4 - 9x13 pans. (after cutting edges the final product is an 8x12) A full sheet with 2x2x2 or 1x4x2 servings yields 96 servings (not 10icon_cool.gif A quarter sheet can only yield 24 servings so a half sheet 48 and a full 96. (this is Wilton sized slices)

leily Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 6:40pm
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Originally Posted by cakesdivine

or 4 - 9x13 pans. (after cutting edges the final product is an 8x12) A full sheet with 2x2x2 or 1x4x2 servings yields 96 servings (not 10icon_cool.gif A quarter sheet can only yield 24 servings so a half sheet 48 and a full 96. (this is Wilton sized slices)




your only getting 96 servings from your full sheet because you use 4 8x12's which comes out to be a 16x24 cake instead of an 18x24 which is what the previous poster said. So the previous poster has an additona 2"x24" than what your cake does. (which comes out to an additional 12 servings)

Industry standards - Using 2x2x2 serving sizes for a one layer cake. Double these servings if you're making a 4" tall cake (two layers)
1/4 - 9x12 - 27 servings (but you can't find a pan this size anymore, 9x13 is the closest you'll find)
1/2 - 12x18 - 54 servings
full - 18x24 - 108 servings

I suggest though you ask your customer how many servings they need, most people don't know what each size is. I've seen people ask for a full size cake when they only wanted to serve 10-15 peopl

kakeladi Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 7:25pm
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The best and easiest way to figure this out is to buy a full sheet *board and box* then match the size of the cake to it.
What size is the board? They do vary according to the makericon_sad.gif
No use going out & buying a 12x18 pan or 2, based on the suggestions given here any tofind it fills up the board completely, leaving you no room for borders or maybe even having to trim the cake down icon_sad.gif
Also, be away that *most* full sheet boards are NOT strong enough so 2, even 3 of them need to be glued together to hold the weight of that much cake.
Find out from the costomer how many servings they need. You might find out they only need a 12x16x2 sheet (often refered to as a 1/2 sheet). I don't know how many times I had people call for a full sheet only to find they only need something like 25-30 servings. Average customer has no idea what size sheet c ake they really need.

leily Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 7:32pm
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good idea kakeladi, it did take me awhile to find a supplier for my boards so i had enough room on my board/cake for a border. Didn't think to mention that.

indydebi Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 2:06am
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Originally Posted by leily

I've seen people ask for a full size cake when they only wanted to serve 10-15 peopl



Yep! It's happened to me! And the guy asking worked at Sysco, so you'd THINK he be up on what cake sizes were!

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