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Round or Square - You decide

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ExitPursuedByAaaaaarGhoul Wed 24-Oct-12 15:38:49

Going to start making the Christmas Cake.

DH wants Round

DD wants Square

What do you think?

iWILLdothis Wed 24-Oct-12 15:45:14

Fair and square (only that wouldn't be too fair on dh, would it?!)
Square with rounded edges?
Sorry, not very helpful, am I?
You're making it so it's your choice.

ExitPursuedByAaaaaarGhoul Wed 24-Oct-12 15:50:09

I might let the dog decide.

CherryMonster Wed 24-Oct-12 16:02:03

round- i make a lot of cakes and round ones are much easier to ice without making a mess.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 24-Oct-12 21:28:31

If you are doing marzipan and icing then it needs to be square so that you get 4 corners with the marzipan on three sides.

No Contest- <<gavel>>

oreocrumbs Wed 24-Oct-12 22:27:44

Hexagonal...

Just to be controversial grin.

I vote square if you haven't got a hexagon tin.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 24-Oct-12 22:28:54

I think that round cooks more evenly, but I could be wrong!

lapsedorienteerer Wed 24-Oct-12 22:29:02

Any shape as long as there is no marzipan involvedgrin.

ArthurShappey Wed 24-Oct-12 22:30:24

I feel a Christmas cake should be round. Although square cuts easier and is easier to decorate.

joanofarchitrave Wed 24-Oct-12 22:30:35

Which would you like to make, sister?

Encourage whichever one 'loses out' to make a cake of their own preferred shape.

mrspink27 Wed 24-Oct-12 22:37:49

Square all the way.... I refuse to make anything else!

PhyllisDoris Wed 24-Oct-12 22:45:23

Round!

ExitPursuedByAaaaaarGhoul Wed 24-Oct-12 22:50:55

laps - No marzipan here. grin

HanSolo Wed 24-Oct-12 22:51:57

Round. Don't think I've ever seen a square christmas cake!

DorothyGherkins Wed 24-Oct-12 22:52:03

Well, I d like a square one , please. I think they look good, but more than that, much easier to cut into slices. Round cakes, you always end up cutting a wedge that is either too big, or too small and just collapses into a pile of crumbs.

steppemum Thu 25-Oct-12 17:52:14

square obviously, because christmas cake is cut in striaght lines, and then smaller pieces to get retangles with icing on the top. Round cakes are cut in wedges no. no. no. Christmas cake can't be eaten in cake shaped wedges grin

Startailoforangeandgold Thu 25-Oct-12 18:11:05

My 8in tin is round, I know how much mixture it needs. So cakes are round.

Non rich fruit are ring or star shaped.

I'm out of space for tind

ExitPursuedByAaaaaarGhoul Thu 25-Oct-12 19:02:59

Square it is the

smile

ExitPursuedByAaaaaarGhoul Thu 25-Oct-12 19:03:18

then confused

safflower Thu 25-Oct-12 19:04:25

square

Taffraid Thu 25-Oct-12 20:57:42

I make a square one every year for all the reasons listed above, but most importantly because we start ours before Christmas Day, when people pop in etc and just want a tiny slice. Its very easy to cut a tiny piece of square cake.

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