Some ideas for graduation cakes include a book-themed cake, a scroll cake for honor students and a mortarboard hat cake, notes Wilton. These cakes rely on fondant to add much of the decorative effects.
Sheet cake servings vary based on the size of the cake and the hostess's preference on how big to cut each slice. For example, a 2-inch deep 9-by-13-inch quarter wedding sheet cake is cut into 1-by-2-inch pieces, which yields 54 servings.
To make Texas sheet cake, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. In a saucepan, heat 1 cup butter, 1 cup water and 3 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa to boiling. Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir well. Add 1/2 cup...
The number of people a sheet cake feeds depends on the size of the cake. Typically, a small 7-inch by 11-inch cake serves between 24 and 32 people.
A full sheet cake is 18 inches by 24 inches and serves approximately 80 people. A full sheet cake can be cut into 64 2-inch-by-3-inch slices or 96 2-inch-by-2-inch pieces. Other popular sheet cake sizes are half- and quarter-sheet cakes.
A recipe for chocolate sheet cake can be found on the Taste of Home website and calls for sugar, eggs, cocoa, butter and flour along with ingredients for chocolate frosting. Another good recipe is Texas sheet cake from MyRecipes.com.
A recipe for Texas sheet cake is featured in Southern Living, which uses sugar, flour, eggs, butter, shortening and various sweetening ingredients. While the cake is baking, you can make a homemade icing to top it.