Sheet Cake

A sheet cake is a large single-layer cake baked in a rectangular sheet or a pan. The sheet cake is ideally baked for parties which require large number of servings of the dessert. The inexpensive bake, a popular option for birthday parties and celebrations where the minimum number of guests to savor the delicacy is not less than a dozen, is attractively decorated with a number of frostings on the flat top surface. Chocolate and vanilla frostings are commonly used on the cake. Nuts, chocolate chips, or flaky coconut garnishings are also used at times. The sheet cake is iced with messages for the special occasion for which it is made. Standard Sizes of the Sheet Cake The sheet cake is generally baked in three standard sizes: • Quarter Sheet Cake- This is a small single layered cake meant for serving not more than 12 people. It is ideal for home parties. • Half Sheet Cake – This is double the size of the quarter cake and is meant to yield ideally around 30-50 servings. This is ideal for mini office gatherings and is generally baked by commercial bakers. • Full Sheet Cake- It is a very large cake which ideally yields 60 to 100 servings. It is meant for large formal office parties. Baking a Sheet Cake A Sheet Cake does not differ from other cakes in composition. The difference lies in the container in which it is baked. Unlike round or layer cakes, it is baked on a rectangular sheet, or in a jelly roll pan in a single layer. Special handling techniques are used to dislodge the cake from the baking receptacle once the cake is fully baked and ready for packing. Sheet cake baking is usually handed over to commercial or supermarket bakers as it is difficult to handle the process perfectly at home. Sheet Cake Recipes using fruits, nuts, vegetables, Graham crackers etc. are well liked by many.

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How To Freeze A Sheet Cake - For Longer Life

How To Freeze A Sheet Cake - For Longer Life On : 22-Dec-2010 By : Food4me anytime

How to freeze a sheet cake- for longer life and retain its original freshness? Sheet cakes are special cakes which are usually baked in rectangular pans which are mostly flat. These are one layered cakes which are decorated with neat frosting for any...

How To Use Transfer Sheets For Cake

How To Use Transfer Sheets For Cake	On : 08-Feb-2011 By : Bubbly

  Transfer sheets  for cake decoration  makes it look attractive. Using transfer sheets for cake decoration is not done by many although it is very simple, easy and done within seconds giving a great look to your cake. All you need to...

How To Use Transfer Sheets For Chocolates

How To Use Transfer Sheets For Chocolates On : 25-Mar-2011 By : Bubbly

    Transfer sheets are edible decoration used for chocolates. Use transfer sheets to decorate your chocolate for any special party or event. It is a plastic sheet with prints on it made from cocoa butter and...

How To Get The Most Out Of Aluminum Sheet - The Do's & Don’ts

How To Get The Most Out Of Aluminum Sheet - The Do's & Don’ts On : 03-Dec-2010 By : yummyyum

Aluminum foils have made kitchen life better in many ways. So if you are using this silver colored foil in just a couple of ways, here is how to get the most out of aluminum sheet – the do’s and don’ts .   How to use aluminum foil in...

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