Are My Sizes Correct?

Decorating By dst10spr97 Updated 19 Jun 2011 , 12:33am by madcobbler

dst10spr97 Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 4:20pm
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Do I have these sheet cake sizes correct? I did a search to try to get some information but I got a difference consensus on two different posts. I just ordered some new rectangle fat daddios 2 inch pans. I have the 12x18, 11x15, and 9x13. It's my understanding that the 9x13 is one quarter, the 11x15 is a third, and the 12x18 is a half. Is this correct? Also the Wilton serving sheet for 2 inch pans, that is for double layers correct? So if I wanted an estimate of serving sizes I need to cut the amounts on the sheet in half?

Thanks

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Unlimited Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 4:26pm
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Correct on all.

dst10spr97 Posted 18 Jun 2011 , 3:51am
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Great, thank you.

madcobbler Posted 18 Jun 2011 , 4:30am
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Professional bakeries sizes for a 1/4 sheet is a 7x11, 1/2 sheet is a 11x14, and a full sheet is a 14x22. A 9x13 pan is the most common size sheet pan for home bakers. For single layer 2" high cakes a 7x11 should get 15 to 18 servings, a 9x13 24 to 28 servings, 11x14 or 11x15 30 to 35 servings, 12x18 48 to 54 servings, and a 14x22 60 to 70 servings.

BakerAnn Posted 18 Jun 2011 , 4:49am
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Originally Posted by madcobbler

Professional bakeries sizes for a 1/4 sheet is a 7x11, 1/2 sheet is a 11x14, and a full sheet is a 14x22. A 9x13 pan is the most common size sheet pan for home bakers. For single layer 2" high cakes a 7x11 should get 15 to 18 servings, a 9x13 24 to 28 servings, 11x14 or 11x15 30 to 35 servings, 12x18 48 to 54 servings, and a 14x22 60 to 70 servings.




This is exactly why I quote cake dimensions rather than quarter, half, etc. Customers need to compare apples to apples. My half sheet has always been 12 x 18 and remained so when the bakeries shrank their sizes rather than raise their prices.

madcobbler Posted 19 Jun 2011 , 12:33am
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I agree with BakerAnn that you should always give dimensions of your cakes. Most single layer cakes are 2" and Dbl. layer cakes 4" high. Some bakers use the 3" deep pans for Wedding cakes. I quote a price for the whole cake and not per serving.The more costly the ingredients and detail put into the cake the more you should charge. Cake servings can very greatly depending on whether you use the party size or wedding cake cutting guidelines and whom's doing the cutting.

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