The traditional sheet cake is one layer of frosted cake and probably one of the most popular cakes at birthday parties and other celebrations. Why? Because it easily feeds a crowd.
Decorating the sheet cake is what makes it special. Customize your kids' cake with a simple one-color frosting or an elaborate jungle scene, game of checkers or favorite cartoon character. With the right equipment (such as a printer and some rice paper), you can transfer a photo to the top of the cake. What's most cool about the sheet cake is that once it's cooled and frosted, the decorations can be left to the hands of the kids.
And if you don't want to make it yourself, sheet cakes are usually ready to go at the local supermarket for less than $1 per kid, depending on the size of the party.