## 2 1/2 Pound Cake

By nmstdas Updated 25 Apr 2011 , 8:51pm by imagenthatnj

nmstdas Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 7:18pm
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Hello everybody
I'm new to the cake business and took an order for a 2.5 lb cake. I need to bake it on a a sheet cake pan because the customer wants to divide the cake.
1/2 is going to be decorated spiderman and the other disney princess.
My question is what size pan I need. I think it should be a 18 x 12 or a
24 x 16.

Thanks
Natasha

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genevieveyum Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 7:30pm
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I've never heard of cake sold by the pound so I'm not sure how to answer your question. How many people is it supposed to serve?

CWR41 Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 8:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nmstdas

I'm new to the cake business and took an order for a 2.5 lb cake.
My question is what size pan I need.
I think it should be a 18 x 12 or a 24 x 16.

A 2.5 lb. cake would typically be what a 12x18 Half sheet would weigh as long as it's white, yellow, or chocolate--not carrot cake, etc.

Rather than take an order for a cake size/weight that you aren't familiar with, it would be best to ask what their serving goal is.

nmstdas Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 8:26pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nmstdas

Hello everybody
I'm new to the cake business and took an order for a 2.5 lb cake. I need to bake it on a a sheet cake pan because the customer wants to divide the cake.
1/2 is going to be decorated spiderman and the other disney princess.
My question is what size pan I need. I think it should be a 18 x 12 or a
24 x 16.

Thanks
Natasha

Thanks a lot for the answer.
It's a Dominican recipe cake and the customers are use to asking buy the pound. But it will serve 75 people. I'm thinking also to make 2 13 x 9 and then put them together to make a 24" long. the cake will also have 2 cake toppers.

CWR41 Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 8:34pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nmstdas

Thanks a lot for the answer.
It's a Dominican recipe cake and the customers are use to asking buy the pound. But it will serve 75 people. I'm thinking also to make 2 13 x 9 and then put them together to make a 24" long. the cake will also have 2 cake toppers.

A single-layer 12x18 won't serve 75, but a double-layer 11x15 will.
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

imagenthatnj Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 8:51pm
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My sister is in Ecuador and makes cakes. I'm always curious when she tells me that she got a 2 lb cake order, and I ask her what size is that and there's no good answer. I've also asked her to weigh the cake and of course it doesn't weigh what she says it is.

I'll be watching this to see if anyone has an answer. Hopefully I will finally find an answer to this. I've researched all over!

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