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Any idea what this cake tin is for?

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ILoveAFullFridge Thu 29-Aug-13 20:05:51

I've been given a slightly odd cake tin. Circular, 8.5" across the base, 9.25" across the top. The strange thing is its height: 4.5" tall, nearly twice the height of an ordinary cake tin. It's non-stick, so can't be very old.

I have no idea what it's for (neither did its giver, which was why she gave it to me!).

Any thoughts?

Tee2072 Thu 29-Aug-13 20:07:17

Christmas Cake? That needs a fairly tall tin, doesn't it?

MrsHowardRoark Thu 29-Aug-13 20:08:10

Like a bundt cake tin without the middle bit?

SummerRain Thu 29-Aug-13 20:09:32

A half size fruit cake? Like Christmas/wedding cake?

Tee2072 Thu 29-Aug-13 20:13:51

I was just looking on Lakeland and they have some that are 3.5 tall but they don't say they are for anything special. Just 'deep cake tins'.

HepsibarCrinkletoes Thu 29-Aug-13 20:14:45


ArtisanLentilWeaver Thu 29-Aug-13 21:12:04

Does it have smooth sides or wavy?

What are Italian Christmas cakes cooked in? I can't remember what they are called Pannetoni or something?

nextphase Thu 29-Aug-13 21:22:19

Does it have a flat base? Or one that would create a donught cake?
First - is the the bottom half of a cupcake tin? So you need the top tin also?
Second - sounds like an angel cake tin

ILoveAFullFridge Fri 30-Aug-13 00:21:40

Flat base, smooth side.

I don't have any recipes that require such a deep tin. I've made plenty of Xmas/wedding cakes, and can't imagine ever making such a deep one.

I wonder whether it is indeed a pannetone tin.

Tee2072 Fri 30-Aug-13 07:18:44

Angel food cake tins have a cone in the middle. So not that.

tb Fri 06-Sep-13 17:14:40

Could it be a tin for a charlotte? You know, the pudding that has sponge fingers around the outside, and a sort of moussey filling. From memory that's done in a deep tin with slightly sloping sides.

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