Last Updated on May 17, 2022
Sheet cakes are a great option if you are hosting a large event, as they can feed many people. Knowing the sheet cake serving size prior to buying one is helpful. This will let you know how big each slice will be depending on how you cut it based on the number of people.
Many people will serve sheet cakes at weddings, graduations, picnics, and corporate events. The great thing about sheet cakes is that they are easy to serve and they are able to serve a lot of people. They also give you plenty of room to write out messages of celebration.
How Big Is A Sheet Cake?
Sheet cakes are one of the largest cakes you can get. They consist of a single cake layer that is two inches tall and generally decorated with buttercream frosting. A sheet cake measures 18 x 26 inches and typically serves between 48-117 people, depending on how big you cut the slices.
Sheet cakes come in all sorts of different flavors including chocolate, vanilla, marble, yellow and red velvet. Most of the time, home bakers do not make sheet cakes because they are so large. However, you can buy sheet cake pans online and at home craft stores.
Many bakeries and grocery stores sell sheet cakes. Sheet cakes normally have to be ordered a couple of weeks in advance bakers need adequate time to prepare them and bake them along with other orders.
How big is a half-sheet cake?
A half-sheet cake measures 13 x 18 inches and generally serves between 24-and 54 slices. Half-sheet cakes can be a great option for office parties, potlucks, engagement parties, and baby showers.
How big is a quarter-sheet cake?
A quarter-sheet cake measures 9 x 13 inches and generally serves between 12-24 slices. Quarter-sheet cakes are great for serving at birthday parties, BBQs, and holidays.
What Is A Sheet Cake Serving Size?
Depending on how many people are attending your event, you can cut your sheet cake to have between 48-117 servings. The most common slice sizes for a sheet cake are 2 x 2 inches, 2 x 3 inches, and 3 x 3 inches.
For 2 x 2-inch cake slices
You can get 117 servings from a sheet cake if you cut the slices into 2 x 2 inches sizes. For a half-sheet cake, 2 x 2-inch slices will give you 54 servings and with a quarter sheet cake, 2 x 2-inch slices will give you 24 servings.
For 2 x 3-inch cake slices
If you slice a sheet cake into 2 x 3-inch slices, you will get 64 slices, which is still quite a lot. For a half sheet cake, 2 x 3-inch lives will give you 36 servings and with a quarter sheet cake, 2 x 3-inch slices will give you 18 servings.
For 3 x 3-inch cake slices
If you want to be more generous with the sizes of your cake slices, you can cut them to 3 x 3-inches. On a sheet cake, slices that are 3 x 3 inches will give you 48 servings. For a half-sheet cake, 3 x 3-inch slices will give you 24 servings and on a quarter sheet cake, 3 x 3-inch slices will give you 12 servings.
Full Sheet Cake Serving Chart
Chart for Serving Sizes of a Sheet Cake Based on Sizes of Slices
|2 x 2-inch Slices||117 Servings|
|2 x 3- inch Slices||64 Servings|
|3 x 3-inch Slices||48 Servings|
How Do You Store A Sheet Cake?
Most sheet cakes are sold in a plastic or cardboard box. As long as you properly close the box up, you can store your sheet cake in the box that it came in.
As long as your sheet cake doesn’t have any perishable toppings or fillings, you can store it at room temperature on your kitchen counter. Sheet cakes can last for up to three to four days at room temperature properly covered and stored in a cool, dry area. You can also store sheet cakes in the fridge for up to one week.
Instead of the box, it came in, you can also store sheet cake in an airtight container. You will likely have to cut the sheet cake into three or four sections in order to fit it into large Tupperware containers.
Can you freeze a sheet cake?
You can freeze a sheet cake, frosted or unfrosted, for three to six months. However, due to its large size, it may be tricky to freeze in a standard freezer.
To freeze a frosted sheet cake, allow it to sit in the freezer for one hour uncovered to let the frosting set. Then, wrap it in a layer of plastic wrap and then a layer of aluminum foil and carefully place it on a flat surface. When ready to serve, let it defrost overnight in the fridge or on the counter at room temperature for one to two hours.
Serving A Full Sheet Cake
Full sheet cakes are great for serving at large events such as weddings, graduations picnics and corporate events. Thanks to their large size, they can serve a lot of people and they are also easy to cut as well, making serving easy. You can get many different flavors for a sheet cake, with some of the most popular flavors being white, yellow, marble, chocolate
Do you have any questions regarding a sheet cake serving size? If so, please ask any questions you have regarding how to slice and serve a sheet cake for an event.
What is the Standard Size of a Full Sheet Cake?
A standard size full sheet cake measures 18 x 26 inches and will be two inches in height. A sheet cake will serve between 48-117 people depending on how big the slices are.
How Do You Measure Cake Servings?
Cake servings are generally measured in inches. The most common cake serving sizes for a sheet cake are 2 x 2 inches, 2 x 3 inches and 3 x 3 inches.
How Many Slices Can You Get Out of a Full Sheet Cake?
You can get anywhere from 48-117 slices from a full sheet cake. For 2 x 2-inch slices, you will get 117 servings, for 2 x 3-inch slices, you will get 64 servings and for 3 x 3-inch servings you will get 48 slices.
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