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I want to make small Christmas cakes as presents.. Which sized tin ?

(10 Posts)
stupefy Wed 03-Aug-11 18:19:19

where would you buy such a thing ?

and what would be the cooking time ?

MrsPlugThePlumber Wed 03-Aug-11 18:25:07

Cleaned out tuna tin.

No idea of cooking time, sorry!

MrsPlugThePlumber Thu 04-Aug-11 09:14:42

...or you could use your muffin tin for extra-titchy ones.

I've been thinking about this all night, as you can see! grin

stupefy Thu 04-Aug-11 09:33:11


Both suggestions might be a bit small but I really like the idea of reusing a food tin.. I'll have a ferret around tesco later.

I'm so looking forward to making them.. I love Christmas cake!

LordOfTheFlies Thu 04-Aug-11 21:23:57

I've read (but never tried it) you can use the small baked bean tins.

Line with foil and greaseproof paper then you can wrap the outside with brown paper.

Don't know how long you bake them for but the Delia Smith book has recipie for a 6" cake so you could scale down the time.

Ismeyes Thu 04-Aug-11 22:03:33


Scroll down abit for the christmas cakes. My mums used to make these, I am going to make them this year.

timidviper Thu 04-Aug-11 22:18:29

I made mini cakes one year for elderly relatives. I used baked bean tins, just the normal size but only put cake mix in the lower half.

ClaireDeLoon Thu 04-Aug-11 22:21:24

If you are ok with square mini cakes you could always make a shallow normal sized square one and cut once cooked. I've done this and nit was fine.

ClaireDeLoon Thu 04-Aug-11 22:21:55

It not nit. Apologies.

vogonmothership Thu 04-Aug-11 22:24:01

I have used small baked bean tins, normal recipe.
You must make sure the tins aren't the sort that are lined with the white plasticky stuff

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