How Tall Should A Sheet Cake Be?

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LuvLyrics Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 12:07am
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I am making a sheet cake for a friend, to serve at her wedding, I was wondering how tall should it be? I make my regular cakes from 3 1/2 to 4 inches high.

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jenscreativity Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 12:13am
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that sounds good! At least 4" is great!

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tomswife Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 12:24am
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Wow, that is generous, I was thinking 3, but if it is torted with icing in the middle, that is about right. Great question, I have to make one this weekend. Also, what is your measurment on your sheet cake?

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tomswife Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 12:28am
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Wow, that is generous, I was thinking 3, but if it is torted with icing in the middle, that is about right. Great question, I have to make one this weekend. Also, what is your measurment on your sheet cake?

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kansaslaura Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 12:44am
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A sheet cake generally refers to a single layer flat cake. Mine, without frosting are probably 2-2 1/4 inches (they fill the pan level to the top) and with frosting they might be 2 1/2

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crisseyann Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 12:51am
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For a wedding, I like the look of a tall 4" cake with filling. Looks more substantial on a plate. Single layers are fine for "party" cakes IMO.

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foxymomma521 Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 1:07am
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I always make my sheet cakes 4" high.

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LuvLyrics Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 9:18pm
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I will be filling mine, so I guess I will go for the generous 4 inches, i do think it will look nicer on the plate, also I read some where that the taller the cake, the more servings you can get out of it... I guess it makes sense b/c if it's tall enough then you can cut it thinner.

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LuvLyrics Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 9:19pm
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Wow, that is generous, I was thinking 3, but if it is torted with icing in the middle, that is about right. Great question, I have to make one this weekend. Also, what is your measurment on your sheet cake?




My pan is 11X15x2
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LuvLyrics Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 9:19pm
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Thank you everyone for your opinion !!!

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