Originally Posted by cakeandpartygirl
CWR41 is correct and what the grocery stores have now considered a half sheet, (11x15) is actually more like a 1/3 sheet but instead of raising prices they have cut the size to increase profit. Ok sorry about the rant! LOL What I have done is let go of the sizes and just go by servings. I have found that people understand more of how many people they want to feed.
Bingo on this one! Its on my LONG list of reasons why I refuse to use the terms "half" and "full" when describing a sheet cake. I would tell someone my half sheet is $75 and they would tell me "the grocery's 1/2 sheet is $50" and I'd have to explain to them that the grocery's half sheet is NOT a half sheet and its not as big as my LEGIT half sheet.
My primary reason for not using the terms is because most cake civilians have no freakin' clue how big those cakes are to start with....
Them: How much for a half sheet cake?
me: I dont' know .... how big IS a half sheet cake?
Them: Gosh I dont' know!
Me (thinking to myself): Then what the heck are you doing ordering something that you have NO IDEA what you are ordering!?
One guy, I swear to god, asked me for a full sheet cake price. I asked how many people he needed to serve. He told me TEN! TEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I said, "Then why would you want to pay for 100 servings just to feed 10 people?"
They ask me "how much for a blah blah sheet cake?" I ask them how many peole they need to feed. They tell me. I then tell THEM what size cake they will need.