Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 12 - Think and Discuss: 86

Answer

A scaled-down cake, such as a cupcake, will have more surface area per kg of cake batter. There is more surface area exposed to the heat, or to put it another way, more of the batter is closer to the surface. Cooking will proceed more quickly, and the cupcakes will be burnt if they are cooked for the time specified for an equal-mass cake.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 236-237.
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