Lining Christmas Cake Tin ...clarification sought

(10 Posts)
abdabs Wed 23-Nov-16 07:41:44

Apologies if this is on another thread but I couldn't find one specifically on this.

I have a tendency of overlooking and singeing my cake. Determined to avoid this year. Have notice suggestion of making cardboard casings for the tin, as well as the grease proof. BUT it's unclear if they mean in the outside or inside of the tin? And whether this is instead of the newspaper/brown paper jacket?

Probably no rules but anyone with experience ?

allegretto Wed 23-Nov-16 07:42:57

I don't know but I made mine with a double layer of grease proof and it was fine - no singeing! The oven temperature should be quite low.

abdabs Wed 23-Nov-16 08:31:55

That's great. Unfortunately the same method hasn't worked for me over the years hence my post. May depend on the oven but looking on different websites the advice Of using cardboard seems common, just not well explained!
So anyone with experience out there please?

TeddyIsaHe Wed 23-Nov-16 08:34:45

No idea about the cardboard, but double layered with foil and greaseproof - foil inside, greasproof on the outside has served me wonders! Have you tried that? Also works for the top if that's the part getting a bit singed. Agree with low oven temp as well.

recklessgran Wed 23-Nov-16 08:58:21

Abdabs, you tie the cardboard with string around the outside of the tin after you have lined and filled it in the normal way. I do a similar thing but with three pages of newspaper folded so that the strip is a few inches taller than the tin and goes all the way round the perimeter from the base of the tin to taller than the tin if you see what I mean. I then secure it with a piece of string and bake in the normal way. I'm guessing you could do the same with cardboard?

Stillunexpected Wed 23-Nov-16 09:07:05

I line the tine with greaseproof paper, then tie a double layer of brown paper around the outside a bit taller than the cake tin, tie it with string and top the cake tin with a sheet of greaseproof with a 50p size hole cut in the middle. Been doing it for 25 years, had no problems so far!

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 23-Nov-16 09:17:52

I couldnt find any string this year, so I used clothes pegs to hold my brown paper shut on the outside of the tin. Was much easier and worked a treat.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 23-Nov-16 09:18:08

they were wooden pegs I add!

Enkopkaffetak Wed 23-Nov-16 09:59:59

OP this page might help? its called Idiot’s guide to lining a Christmas cake tin.

abdabs Wed 23-Nov-16 12:58:23

Brilliant thanks. Ive kind of done a mix of everything. I also think I Put it on too high a shelf as I'm doing it non fan which I think means the oven is cooler in the bottom. Off to get all the stuff out. Thanks again.

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