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post #1 of 13
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I use mixes for my cakes. It is just easier for me. I have to do a 1/2 sheet cake, and I am wondering how many mixes to use. When I make a regular 9X13 I use 1.5 cake mixes so it's a bit bigger and not so thin. So, for a 1/2 sheet should I use 3? 4?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 13
I just made a half sheet cake last week...12x16...I used 2 cake mixes.
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post #3 of 13
My 1/2 sheet pan calls for 2 boxes I have the 11x15 size.
post #4 of 13
I use 2 1/2 for chocolate and at least 3 if using white. sometime add the extender to the white for taller cake.
post #5 of 13
I use 3 1/2 for 12x18 (large 1/2 sheet). I use 1 1/2 for 9x13. You need to measure your batter everytime because recipes are different.
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post #6 of 13
I agree with turtleshell.ALWAYS measure.Also look here.
http://cakecentral.com/article-print-15html
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post #7 of 13
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Thanks everyone for your replies! It seems as thought everyone has a different way, which makes me feel better - then I'm not feeling weird for doing something different from someone else. icon_cool.gif
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post #8 of 13
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Me again! icon_razz.gif

I have a pan that's 11X18. How many servings will I be able to get out of that? An approximate is fine, I'm just curious.

The cake I'm making is going to a nursing home for the staff.
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post #9 of 13
Good cakes aren't cheap,Cheap cakes aren't good.
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post #10 of 13
Sorry look here
http://www.cakecentral.com/article15-Cake-Baking-Cutting--Serving-Guide---3-in-Deep-Pans.html
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post #11 of 13
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Oh wow! Thanks - that's great! thumbs_up.gif
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post #12 of 13
Your welcome.Read the article section.Lots of great info.
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post #13 of 13
I use the 12x18 for my half sheet and use 4 boxes.
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