## Will 3 Be Enough??

By cakebaker1957 Updated 29 Dec 2009 , 2:17pm by cakebaker1957

cakebaker1957 Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 7:11pm
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Im having a retirment party for my DH and i have baked 3 half sheet cakes, and im making him one that is stacked and will have diff scenes on them , If i have to i can serve it too, Im thinking around 100 125 will show, Is this going to be enough, will go by Wiltons servings, Thanks

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Mike1394 Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 7:22pm
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12x18 is a 1/2 sheet is that the size you baked?

Mike

LaBellaFlor Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 7:34pm
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Good point. What are the actual dimensions, cause not everyone has the same half sheet size.

cakebaker1957 Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 8:14pm
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Sorry, actually there 11x15 size.

indydebi Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 10:16pm
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An 11x15 serves 35 of the 2x2x2" pieces. A "stacked", or 2-layer cake will serve 70 of the 1x2x4" pieces (same amount of cake as the 2x2x2).

The nice thing about square cakes is you can do the math to figure the number of servings.

2x2x2 is the industry standard. This means you will cut the 11x15 into approximately 5 rows (11 divides by 2") by 7 columns (15 divided by 2") = 35. If you're cutting the pieces 2x3x2, the cake would be cut in 5 rows by 5 columns = 25 pieces.

A 2-layer is usually cut 1x2x4. Do the math the same way.

A history on size of cakes.

A commercial bakery's baking sheets are 18x24-ish (some are 18x26). Cut these in half (aka "half sheet") and you have two 12x18's. Cut those half sheets in half yet again (aka quarter sheets) and you have four 9x12's.

I think wilton threw the 11x15 in there just to screw everyone up.

When price comparing, be careful..... I've noticed many of the grocery store bakeries are labeling the 11x15 as a "half sheet". So if someone tells you "but so and so store sells a 1/2 sheet for only \$20!" you can set them right by telling them the store is lying to them ... that's NOT a half sheet.

cakebaker1957 Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 2:17pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

An 11x15 serves 35 of the 2x2x2" pieces. A "stacked", or 2-layer cake will serve 70 of the 1x2x4" pieces (same amount of cake as the 2x2x2).

The nice thing about square cakes is you can do the math to figure the number of servings.

2x2x2 is the industry standard. This means you will cut the 11x15 into approximately 5 rows (11 divides by 2") by 7 columns (15 divided by 2") = 35. If you're cutting the pieces 2x3x2, the cake would be cut in 5 rows by 5 columns = 25 pieces.

A 2-layer is usually cut 1x2x4. Do the math the same way.

A history on size of cakes.

A commercial bakery's baking sheets are 18x24-ish (some are 18x26). Cut these in half (aka "half sheet") and you have two 12x18's. Cut those half sheets in half yet again (aka quarter sheets) and you have four 9x12's.

I think wilton threw the 11x15 in there just to screw everyone up.

When price comparing, be careful..... I've noticed many of the grocery store bakeries are labeling the 11x15 as a "half sheet". So if someone tells you "but so and so store sells a 1/2 sheet for only \$20!" you can set them right by telling them the store is lying to them ... that's NOT a half sheet.

Thanks im keeping this info, Sounds like Wilton to confuse people