## Truffle Trees

By MelissaAnn84 Updated 19 Aug 2010 , 3:16am by cakesbycathy

MelissaAnn84 Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 12:54am
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Just wondering if anyone out there has experience making truffle trees. I am going to make one this weekend, and since math is definitly not my strongest asset i am curious as to how many truffles you used to make certain height trees. How many truffles did you use for a 12inch, 10 inch tree, etc. Thanks!

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JulieMN Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 4:04pm
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I've never heard of a truffle tree....will be interesting to hear more from others.

Dayti Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 5:46pm
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Like one of these?

I have never made one but would love to be left in a room alone with one

I have absolutely no idea how you would work out the surface area of a cone, but I think that's what you'd have to do to then work out how many truffles you need (say the area is 40" you would need 40 1" truffles...or something).

I think someone like Doug would be able to help better on this, you could PM him in case he doesn't see the post

Dayti Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 5:47pm
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I really like the way they have filled in the gaps with the chocolate cigarillos too.

MelissaAnn84 Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 9:21pm
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yes, exactly like that! so funny that you posted that pic because i have it saved in my computer for inspiration when i do make one! Im wanting to make one for Christmas, but I want it to be really nice so im trying to do at least 2 practice ones before that.

If theres anyone that even knows how i might go about calculating it, that would be helpful. The base of the cone is about 6 inches across and its about 12 inches tall.

JulieMN Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 1:19am
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well now....that is really something!

7yyrt Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 2:49pm
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FOUND IT!
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6660197.html
Third post down. wrightway777.
Another here, CakesByLJ, several posts
- http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=658476&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=60

JulieMN Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 1:21am
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michellenj Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 5:46am
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Lawd have mercy! That is brilliant!

7yyrt Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 1:49pm
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You're welcome.
I think they are so pretty, there should be more of them in the world.

JulieMN Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 1:09am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 7yyrt

You're welcome.
I think they are so pretty, there should be more of them in the world.

cakesbycathy Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 3:16am
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wiping the drool off my shirt...

That looks so delicious I could lick my computer screen!