Servings From This...help!

Decorating By brink317 Updated 5 Jul 2008 , 2:55pm by Doug

brink317 Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 2:17pm
post #1 of 2

Hi,
Im planning on making a tent cake. Approximate dimensions are as follows:

It will be a 3d tent, so shaped as a long triangle.
8" long, 5" at bottom of tent, peak will be 4" high.

How many servings do you think I could get from this. Customer is only wanting 12 servings. Would this size tent be enough? Im having a hard time figuring this out.

Thanks!

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Doug Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 2:55pm
post #2 of 2

math (grrr) method.

area of triangle is 1/2 x base x height

so that's 1/2 x 5 x 4 = 10 sq. in.

now x length ( 8in ) = 80 cubic inch.

standard Wilton size party serving is

2x2x2 = 8 cubic inches.

80 / 8 = 10 servings.

make it 2 inch longer -- 10 in

then get 100 cubic inches / 8 = 12.5 servings.

cut it by splitting length wise along ridge

then cut each side into 6 pieces

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