When people think of sheet cakes, they often think of the large, Texas-style sheet cake that's actually prepared in a cookie sheet rather than a cake pan.
A full sheet cake is suitable for large parties, and usually serves 80 to 100 people.
A half-sheet will serve 30 to 50 people, and the quarter sheet cake serves up to 25 people, which is great for smaller baby showers.
Many grocery store bakeries offer custom cakes at reasonable prices, and they can also bake and frost a simple sheet cake for decoration.
The flat surface of a frosted sheet cake simply begs for decoration, and it's easy to achieve a finished look at a reasonable price.