Sheet Cake Question

Decorating By emccle Updated 22 Apr 2008 , 12:30pm by fiddlesticks

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emccle Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 5:49pm
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For a 1/4 sheet cake, do I make 2 layers, or do I make 1 thick layer and torte and fill it? Also, if I use a cake mix, do I use 2 boxes, or will I have enough batter if I use one box and the cake extender recipe? Thanks.

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Dixiegal01 Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 6:13pm
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I use a 1 box cake mix with extender for my 9x13, it is perfect. You can always torte and fill too.

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busymom9431 Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 12:33am
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It may depend on where you are from but around here you do not fill a sheet cake unless it is requested. My 1/4 sheet is 8x12 and it is one cake mix. I don't use the extender but I did once and it may be too much for a 9x13 I am not sure.

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emccle Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 12:44am
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busymom9431, where are you from? I am in Ohio, and this is the first sheet cake I've been asked to do.

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JanH Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 8:37am
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What size sheet cake pan and how many layers you bake depends on how many servings you need.

Here's a link to all four Wilton cake preparation and servings charts:
(Gives batter requirements by pan size, as well as recommended baking temps. and times - and more.)
(Sheet cakes are under all categories except 2" wedding.)

If you think you will be using a 13x9x2 pan; you will need 7 cups of batter PER layer.

A 13x9x4 inch layer cake will yield 45 party (1-1/2x2x4) servings; one layer will yield half that amount.

To determine number of 2x2" or 2x3" servings from any size sheet cake:
(indydebi does the math.)

The WASC cake recipe (using DH white cake mixes) yields a tad over 14 cups of batter - the perfect amount for each layer of a 13x9x2 pan. Here's the expanded flavors version:

Torting a single layer or using a filling in a two layer cake depends on number of servings need and what's requested by your customer. icon_smile.gif

How much pastry filling to use by cake size chart:

Pastry filling available online:

Link to Wilton's cake making & decorating help:


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emccle Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 10:47am
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Thank you, JanH, for all the links. That gave me everything I wanted to know. icon_smile.gif

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suzted7 Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 1:53pm
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JanH Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 6:12am
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fiddlesticks Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 12:30pm
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