Sheet Cake Questions

Decorating By Newatdecorating Updated 30 Jun 2010 , 4:07pm by indydebi

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Newatdecorating Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 3:42pm
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What are the pan sizes that make up a 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and a full sheet? Also, do you base your prices on one layer or two?

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cakesbymark Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 3:50pm
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9x13 (1/4)
11x15 (1/3)
12x18 (1/2)
18x24 (full)
and my prices are for a single layer

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auntginn Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 3:53pm
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My prices are based on double layer

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indydebi Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 4:07pm
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Add'l FYI .... here's a link with an explanation of why they are called what they're called:

But I would avoid using the terms 'half' and "full". Cake civilians have no clue what those are, as evidence by my friend who asked me for pricing for a full sheet cake. I asked how many people he wanted to serve. He said 10. I said, "THen why do you need pricing for cake for 100?"

Or if someone asks, "How much is your half sheet cake?" then I ask, "How big a cake is that?" and they will reply "I don't know." (Then how the hell will you know if what I'm telling you is enough cake or if it's even a good price, ya big freakin' moron!?)

Also .... grocery stores are starting to put out 11x15's and calling them "half sheets" .... much like the 1/2 gallons of ice cream are now 1.5 quarts. So if a cake civilian is comparing your actual half sheet to the grocery's phony half sheet, then your cake will look more expensive.

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