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I really have a dumb question to ask. I have been baking for a while now, and am not to sure as to how big a sheet cake is. I several large pans, but when I go to the store to purchase the sheet boards, they seem to be too big for the actual cake that I have made. If any one can help me, I would really appreciate it.

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-from member "auzzi" - from another post.

SHEET PANS:
Notes:
1. there is no standard!. No matter where you go or who you ask, everyone has their own version as to what constitutes what size
2. choose what sizes you wish to make - make up a dummy to display as an example of a quarter/half/full sheet [something they can hold in their hands].
3. have a cutting chart for the sizes you have chosen, together with a calculation of how many servings per cake
4. make sure your tins will fit in your oven.

ALL of these examples have been collected from numerous sites on the Internet. Lots agreed with some: lots don't match anyone: and lots make up their own [especially when they make and manufacture cake tins/pans.].

The annoying/worrying trend is companies that are pushing small slab tins as "sheet pans" - they would not produce the required number of serves for a business situation.

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Commercial Sizes:
* Quarter sheet pan Standard 13 x 9 or 12 x 8 x 2 or 10 1/2 x 15 1/2x2
* Half sheet pan Standard 18 x 13 or 16 x 12 x 2
* Full sheet pan Standard 26 x 18 or 24 x 16 x 2
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Commercial Sizes:
* QUARTER SHEET CAKES - 9 X 12 inches
* HALF SHEET CAKE - 11 X 15 inches
* FULL SHEET CAKE - 18 X 24 inches
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Commercial Sizes:
* 1/4 Sheet 10" x 13" x 3"
* 1/2 Sheet 18" x 13" x 3"
* Full Sheet 36" x 13" x 3"
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Commercial Sizes:
* 1/4 size(quarter sheet) 8 x 12
* 1/2 size(half sheet) 16" x 12"
* Full size(full sheet) 16 x 24
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Commercial Sizes[new sizings]:
* QUARTER SHEET 12" x 8"
* HALF SHEET 12' X 16"
* THREE QUARTER SHEET 16" X 18"
* FULL SHEET 16" X 24"
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Commercial Sizes:
* 1/4 sheet 10" x 14"
* 1/2 sheet 14" x 19"
* full sheet 19 1/4" x 26 3/4"
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Commercial Sizes:
* 1/3 sheet : 11 x 15
* 1/2 sheet : 12 x 18
* 2/3 sheet : 22 x 15
* full sheet : 18 x 24
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Sheet Sizes:
* Small Quarter sheet: 7 x 11"
* Quarter Sheet: 9 x 13"
* Third sheet: 11 x 15"
* Half sheet: 12 x 18"
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