## 1/2 Sheet Cake Question

By Karate Updated 15 Apr 2010 , 2:53pm by leah_s

Karate Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 8:16pm
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I know the answer is already here somewhere, but I cant find it.

How many people will the 1/2 sheet cake feed?
Thanks

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PTBUGZY1 Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 8:32pm
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approx 36 using wilton guide.

UM I hope this works.
it's a great resource HTH

http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cake_calculator.cgi

dstbni Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 8:32pm
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dguerrant Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 3:22am
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dguerrant Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 3:23am
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ooops forgot to tell you that I saved it to my favorites so it is always handy

Good Luck!!!

DeeDelightful Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 3:24am
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I thought a half sheet (12 x 1 would feed 54.

Karate Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 1:25pm
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Thanks everyone. I forgot about the wilton guide on their site.

indydebi Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 1:49pm
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Half sheet is a 12x18 (original commercial bakery pans are 18x24. Cut this in half and you have two 18x12's .... ergo "half" sheet).

If cutting in 2x2x2" pieces, then the cake would be cut in 6 rows by 9 columns = 54 pieces.

If cutting in 3x2x2" pieces, the cake would be cut in 6 rows by 6 columns = 36 servings.

Just do the math!

DeeDelightful Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 2:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dianaguerrant

I use this all the time and love it!!!!!

http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cake_calculator.cgi

This is wonderful. I just used it. Thanks for sharing!

cakemeasIam Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 2:38pm
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okay ....stupid question but if someone doesn't want a double layered 12x18 that would normally serve 72 ...that cake would then serve half = 36?

leah_s Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 2:53pm
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cakemeasIam, 72?

a 12 X 18 , 4" tall, cut to yeild the standard 8 cubic inches of cake in a service will be cut 18 rows by 6 rows for 102 servings. The serving will be 1" wide by 2" deep by 4" tall. 1 X 2 X 4 = 8

If it's a 2" tall cake, then a 12 X 18 will be cut 9 rows by 6 rows to yield the standard 8 cubic inches of cake, for 54 servings. The serving will be 2" wide by 2" deep by 2" tall. 2 X 2 X 2 = 8

Really, it's just math.