Hi all! I have a client wanting a 1/2 sheet cake and a 1/8 sheet cake. I have searched the web but found conflicting info on the exact sizes. Soooo...I was wondering what the sizes you all use for "1/2" and "1/8" sheets? Thanks!
I use 11x15 for 1/2 sheet and 13x9 for 1/4. So for an 1/8 would be 1/2 of a 13x9?
I do not do 1/8 inch cakes. I do use the 11x15 for the half sheet and 9x13 for the quarter sheet. Hope this is a help.
A full sheet is 12 x 24 traditionally. It will serve around 70-80 people.
I use the 11x15 as a 1/2. And I have 7x11 so that might be 1/8.
Thanks to everyone that responded I went ahead and quoted her on a 11x15 (luckily I have that pan!) and since it is for a baby's first bday (and I don't have 7x11) I suggested she do a 6" round or square for a smash cake. Thanks again, you guys rock!!
I use a 12 x 18 as a half sheet. That is what I do most and we have a little 3 inch or so round pan for the babies smash cake.
I refuse to use the terms because most cake-civilians (along with some cake pro's) have no idea how many servings a full or a half sheet is. So I just ask them how many servings they are wanting and then I tell them what size cake they will need.
Case in point: A guy (who works in the food industry, I might add!) asked for my price for a "full sheet cake". I asked "To serve how many?" He said, (and I'm not making this up), "Ten".
I laughed and said, "Good thing I asked or you would have had cake for 100!"
More than once, when someone asks "what's your price for a half sheet?" and I respond with "how big a cake is that?", they usually reply with "I've no idea......"
I have to agree with not quoting sizes. I found myself confused with sizes and have since gone to the tell me how many people and I'll quote you the appropriate sized cake. Usually as long as you know how many servings (and whether they want leftovers or would prefer to come out as close to even as possible!) then you can judge pretty closely.