How Many Cake Mixes And Frosting?

Decorating By kksweets Updated 11 Mar 2013 , 12:09am by CWR41

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kksweets Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 10:22pm
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Hi everyone,

                  I am BRAND NEW to this and have a couple questions...I will be making my first one layer full sheet cake.  How many boxes of cake mix should I use and how long to bake?  I do have a flower nail to put in the middle.  How much frosting should I make...I need enough to frost, do a simple shell border and some writing.  I'd like to do an American buttercream.  Any help is appreciated!



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-K8memphis Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 10:35pm
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if you look up "wilton party cake data chart"


you will find a chart to determine:


Pan Shape Size Number of Servings
(2 Layers) Cups Batter
1 Layer, 2 in. Baking
Temperature Baking Time
Minutes Approx. Cups
Icing to Ice
& Decorate 2 Layer Cake



best of the best to you!!!!


and many happy pretty cakes as well!!!


ps.--my initials are kk also ;)

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-K8memphis Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 10:51pm
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oh and one recipe or box mix of cake makes from 4 to 7 cups of batter give or take just depends on the recipe


you might wanna measure it or eyeball it after you mix it up-- either way


read everything on the chart like


Batter amounts for the 2 in. cakes on the chart are for pans 2/3 full of batter. An average 2-layer cake mix yields 4 to 5 1/2 cups of batter.



wilton has two charts--wedding and party


if you're on the one that does not list sheet cake pan sizes that's the wedding one--find the party one for sheet cakes


good luck!!!

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CWR41 Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 12:09am
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Originally Posted by kksweets 
I will be making my first one layer full sheet cake.

A full sheet won't fit in a home oven.



1/4 Sheet = 9x13
1/3 Sheet = 11x15
1/2 Sheet = 12x18
Full Sheet = 16x24 (baked in 18x26 Bun pan with bakeable cardboard tray).

Additional full sheet info:
A commercial Bun pan is 18" x 26" (outside measurement), and because they are tapered for nesting or making them stackable, the inside measurement is 16.5" x 24.5".

A commercial full sheet is 16" x 24". They are baked in 16" x 24" bakeable cardboard trays that fit into the Bun pans (flat surface portion) which are used during baking for support and handling purposes.

A true commercial full sheet (16" x 24") serves 96 (unit wt. 106-124 oz.).

Industry standard:

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