I am new in this so I have a question about sheet cakes. I dont know which size pan for a half, whole, etc. I tried to look it up but I couldnt find it. This site is awesome! I have been looking for months but my first post. Thank you for responding.
I refuse to use the terms. The general public (aka "Cake Civilians") uses those terms without knowing what the heck they are ordering. So I turn it back on them and ask them how many servings they need and then I let them know what size cake they need. Or when they ask for my price for a "half sheet", I ask them "How big is that?" They ALWAYS tell me, "I've no idea."
Example: A friend of mine asked for my price for a full sheet cake. I asked how many people he planned to serve. He said, "Ten."
Geesh, good thing I didn't tell him my price for what people would call a FULL sheet cake that serves over 100!!!
I also noticed in Sam's Club that what they call a half-sheet, is about an 11x15 .... if I used the terms at all, I'd call a 12x18 a half sheet. So if your clients are comparing "half sheet" price to half-sheet price, they may not be comparing the same cake. That's why it's always better to let them know how many SERVINGS they are getting.
See add'l responses under http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-5967262.html#5967262
Thank you indydebi! I understand what you are saying. I have used your recipe for buttercream and it is great- thats what I am sticking with.