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!
if you look up "wilton party cake data chart"
you will find a chart to determine:
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 ;)
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
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
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: http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm