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post #1 of 16
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HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES 1/2 SHEET CAKE FEED?
I WILL BE DOING A COMMUNION... AND SHE NEEDS TO FEED 40 PEOPLE
I WANT TO DO THE CROSS PAN,, PUT THAT ON TOP OF THE SHEET CAKE?

ALSO, WHAT ARE THE DEMENSIONS TO A 1/2 SHEET, I HAVE CLASS TONITE, SO I WANT TO GET THE PAN!

THANK YOU!!!!
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post #2 of 16
1/2 sheet is 12x18, but you'll get lots of diffrent opinions! 2x2 in. pieces will give you 54 servings. That's for a one layer cake.
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post #3 of 16
Wow, momof3jotynjake. I am doing the exact thing (cross on top of 1/2 sheet) but my cake is for a memorial dinner for my husbands grandmother this Sat.

I just finished baking the cross cake 20 min ago, tomorrow it will be the 1/2 sheet........
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Originally Posted by Joshsmom

Wow, momof3jotynjake. I am doing the exact thing (cross on top of 1/2 sheet) but my cake is for a memorial dinner for my husbands grandmother this Sat.

I just finished baking the cross cake 20 min ago, tomorrow it will be the 1/2 sheet........



REALLY josh! lol!! how are you doing your cross for saturday?

how many are estimating that feeding?
Also, what size pan is your 1/2 sheet?
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post #5 of 16
We are expecting about 50-60 so I'm pretty sure we'll have enough.

I'm using the 12x18 pan. I can't remember where, but I read you'll get about 11 servings out of the cross pan. I'm trying to decide whether to slice the 1/2 sheet and fill it. My MIL loves extra cake. thumbs_up.gif

Alot of people that will be there have not seen any of the cakes I've made to I'm a little nervous but what I was planning on doing is this:

The 1/2 sheet will be iced white, the cross will be mostly iced white except for the very top which I want to do in pink. Then I want to do white cornelli on top of that and border the edges with beads. Where the cross and the 1/2 meet decorate with pink ruffle then bead on top of that with white icing. (that cross idea was actually from one of the old wilton yearbooks).
Since I don't know how to do flowers yet, I bought a lily spray made out of royal icing from my local cake decorating store that I will set on top of the cross.

I was then thinking of pink beads around the top of the 1/2 sheet then on the bottom incorporate the pink ruffle again with white beads.

Hopefully the finished piece doesn't come out as overdone.

Does my description sound confusing?

How are you doing yours?
post #6 of 16
Joshsmom, your cake sounds very nice. Both of you remember to post pics. I'll be anxious to see them.
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post #7 of 16
Hey Josh's mom...I have the cross cake pan, but no instructions. How long and at what temp did you bake??

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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Cakeasyoulikeit

Hey Josh's mom...I have the cross cake pan, but no instructions. How long and at what temp did you bake??

Thanks!



I have the instructions but all it says is that the pan takes one 2-layer cake mix! It doesn't say what baking temp or baking time, so i guess you have to go with what you know!!
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Joshsmom

We are expecting about 50-60 so I'm pretty sure we'll have enough.

I'm using the 12x18 pan. I can't remember where, but I read you'll get about 11 servings out of the cross pan. I'm trying to decide whether to slice the 1/2 sheet and fill it. My MIL loves extra cake. thumbs_up.gif

Alot of people that will be there have not seen any of the cakes I've made to I'm a little nervous but what I was planning on doing is this:

The 1/2 sheet will be iced white, the cross will be mostly iced white except for the very top which I want to do in pink. Then I want to do white cornelli on top of that and border the edges with beads. Where the cross and the 1/2 meet decorate with pink ruffle then bead on top of that with white icing. (that cross idea was actually from one of the old wilton yearbooks).
Since I don't know how to do flowers yet, I bought a lily spray made out of royal icing from my local cake decorating store that I will set on top of the cross.

I was then thinking of pink beads around the top of the 1/2 sheet then on the bottom incorporate the pink ruffle again with white beads.

Hopefully the finished piece doesn't come out as overdone.

Does my description sound confusing?

How are you doing yours?



wow! that sounds great!
I was up at michaels today and i cannot find the cross cake pan.. so im not sure what i am going to do anymore....
I wanted to do the fondant covered cross... in pink. I loved your colors though!LOL those are the same i am goign to use also!!
Are you going to post pics when you are done?

12x18 pan.. is that a full sheet?

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post #10 of 16
here is the link to what wilton says about servings.... it tells you how it should be cut to serve the amount of people that they say it should.


http://www.wilton.com/wedding/cakeinfo/cuttingguide.cfm
post #11 of 16
I have a printout of the cross cake pan and it says it takes a 2-layer cake mix and to bake at 350 for 35-40 minute. Think I printed that from cakepansforless website, though can't remember for sure.

I baked a chocolate so my cake actually began to spill over and I ended up turning the temp down after the allotted time to 325 and played with the bake time from there as it certainly wasn't baked in 40 min. I doctored up a choc cake mix with pudding and 1/2 milk and 1/2 vanilla/toffee/caramel creamer. The prebaked batter (had to taste test)was yummy so hopefully the baked is just as yummy. icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks flayfurdfun, I'm going to check out the site you recommended for serving amounts - that way I won't be guesstimating and hoping I'll have enough icon_lol.gif

I'm so hoping this turns out that way I envision it..........
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by momof3jotynjake


I was up at michaels today and i cannot find the cross cake pan.. so im not sure what i am going to do anymore....


You could take the 11x15 sheet cake pan and cut a cross out of that.
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by m0use

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Originally Posted by momof3jotynjake


I was up at michaels today and i cannot find the cross cake pan.. so im not sure what i am going to do anymore....


You could take the 11x15 sheet cake pan and cut a cross out of that.



great idea! thanks mouse
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post #14 of 16
Your welcome
***Sorry this is late getting to you...i am sooo behind in reading all the new posts.
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post #15 of 16
I was thinking....why would there be a difference in the servings between a wedding cake and a party cake.... I noticed this on wilton before and dont understand it really but thats just me. If you do the same exact cake, just change colors add words etc I dont see why it would be different... Oh well.... but I have found that guide to be helpful.
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