## [B]Need Help [/b]With Monster Truck [B]Please[/b]

By martii01 Updated 18 Jul 2009 , 9:07pm by Doug

martii01 Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 1:27pm
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Hi,

I posted a thread yesterdy hoping someone may be able to help me with a dilema. So i was asked to make a monster truck(3d) that will feed 70-80 pple, Now i have made a truck before but my question is how much cake, what size pans, and how big should this cake be? please help asap

thanks

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poptart Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 1:38pm
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Maybe you could just make the cake like you know how, and just provide a sheet cake for the additional servings?

martii01 Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 1:47pm
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hi poptart,

Well if this thread does not help i was going to suggest that as well , although i really like a challenge lol, i will wait to see if anyone has any ideas, but thanks

Doug Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 1:53pm
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a 11x15 single layer = 35 servings

make it two layers = 70 <--- the main truck body (going off a pick-up style)

cab 11x6 2 layers = 15 servings

total 85

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for rectangular shapes -- divide length and width by 2 and multiple the results together.

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basic truck shape would be a big ol' 4" tall rectangular slab for the body, topped by a rectangular piece of the cab.

decide how big you want each to be and work from there.

JamieBrooke Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 1:57pm
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I just had a quick question. On my cake boss program it list that a 11x15 2 layer serves 35, so I assumed that on one layer serves half of that. Does anyone else go by that or just me I am not sure if I have just been making way too much cake???

Doug Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 2:13pm
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single 2" inch layer or 2 - 2inch layers for total of 4"?

big difference.

standard for a sheet cake is a single 2" layer - that serves 35

if you make it 2 - 2inch layers, 4" tall, now it becomes 70

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it has to do with "standard" party (not wedding) serving size of 2x2x2 = 8 cubic inches of cake. -- 2" wide x 2" long x 2" high

when you have a 4" high layer, then the dimension of the cut piece are adjusted to
1"wide x 2" long x 4" high which yields the same 8 cubic inches of cake.

martii01 Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 5:36pm
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THANK YOU SO MUCH DOUG,

VERY HELPFUL INFO, I DIDNT WANT TO CHANGE THE DESIGN OF CAKE. NOW I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION YOU MAY HAVE THE ANSWER TO. i HAVE SEEN FROM OTHER TRUCKS THAT THEY PLACE A SUPPORT BOARD UNDER FLAT SIDE OF TRUCK, WILL THIS WORK FOR THE AMOUNT OF CAKE IM DOING? THANKS IN ADVANCE

Doug Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 6:08pm
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yes, if properly sized and constructed.

for a big cake to look like only wheels holding it up you will have to use a wood board of some type.

masonite (aka pressboard) or MDF (medium density fiberboard) or plywood.

it would have to be at least 1/4" thick.

then have two options

1 - screw in short sections of dowel (about 1" round max will do) where length of dowel = how high you want bottom of cake off the board.

2 - place a hidden central support that is painted out black -- this support is shaped like a common brick and in many cases is just that - a brick -- tho it can also be a piece of styrofoam. it should be at least as wide as 1/3 the width of the cake. Could even use two placed cross ways under the cake in the location of the axles.

martii01 Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 9:01pm
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that was so much more info then i would have even thought to ask! i have to say i have not met pple so nice and helpful before lol im from nyc but its good to no there are helping hands out there. and thanks for actually taking the time to help ur GREAT

Doug Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 9:07pm
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Originally Posted by martii01

that was so much more info then i would have even thought to ask! i have to say i have not met pple so nice and helpful before lol im from nyc but its good to no there are helping hands out there. and thanks for actually taking the time to help ur GREAT

you're welcome!

p.s. -- I lived 20 years in Glendale section of Queens! dying to have some Junior's cheesecake!