Need Advice On How To Do Sheet Cake For 300

Decorating By dianne3617 Updated 12 Nov 2010 , 6:26pm by leily

dianne3617 Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 4:41pm
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i'm confused on how to do a cake that serves 300 i need help.... do i make it 2 layers.... can i get a pan bigger than 12x18.... this is a first for me HELP!!!!!

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KathysCC Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 4:53pm
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You can put as many sheet cakes as you need together side by side on a large board and ice them as one cake. You may have to have someone cut you a large piece of plywood to support the weight.

jammjenks Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 4:55pm
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Does it have to be a rectangle?

I once did a 16X16X8 and it served 256.

Does it have to be all one cake, or can you do them separately?

A double-layer 12X18 serves close to 100, so maybe you could do three of them??

brincess_b Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 5:05pm
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remember to make sure whatever board its on fits through all the doors you will need to get through!
and consider a tiered cake instead?
xx

cakes22 Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 5:33pm
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Does it need to be a sheet cake???
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MomMiller Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 5:41pm
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I have a football cake in my photos, it was a sheet cake that served 300. I used the half sheet Wilton pan and it took 6 of them. I also had to contend with doorways and how to get it delivered in our van. Hope this helps.

dreamcakesmom Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 5:46pm
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Is it something that actually needs to be displayed or just trying to reach 300 servings. In other words- You could do 1 large impressive presentation cake but much smaller kitchen cakes to reach the remaining servings which would hopefully cut down on issues with getting a board enough but not too big to fit in doors, cars, etc

Mb20fan Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 6:00pm
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Originally Posted by dianne3617

i'm confused on how to do a cake that serves 300 i need help.... do i make it 2 layers.... can i get a pan bigger than 12x18.... this is a first for me HELP!!!!!



I'd opt for piecing smaller sizes together...I wish I had an oven big enough to accomodate for the larger cakes pans. Good luck!

leily Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 6:26pm
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my oven won't hold larger than a 12x18 pan and bake it well. I would bake a total of 6 two inch tall cakes that ar 12x18 (one 12x18 that is 2" high serves 54, so making it 4" tall serves 10icon_cool.gif Then i would either make 3 half sheets (12x18 that are 4" tall) or of i needed it all in one then i would push them together and decorate as one cake.

HTH

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