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ladybirdsi Tue 26-Jun-18 22:44:33


Hope somebody can help me out here,

My DDs birthday on Friday and the lady who was supposed to bake her cake has cancelled on me

So I thought why not bake my own cake lol

I want to bake a 8" chocolate cake covered with kinder chocolates

Now Iv brought a readymade Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix and will be using with the vanilla frosting

Only ever bake fairy cakes lol but I have faith in myself I can do it haha

Brought loads of kinder chocolates aswell

But the only two things I'm stuck on is

The cake we will be taking to my parents house as they having a bbq party for DD so today I brought a cake box and board only just noticed it's for a 12" cake

So would I still be able to use a 12" cake board for a 8" cake?

And I have no cake tins so brought a pack of disposable big 8"cake cases like the fairy cake cases but bigger

What I want to know is would it be better to get a 10" cake board instead? Or will the 12" board and box be fine


Sorry to sound annoying really hope somebody can help me out and give me some advice on how to make this cake perfect xx

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user1494670108 Tue 26-Jun-18 22:57:04

The board will be fine but the cake case will need to be in a tin

ladybirdsi Tue 26-Jun-18 23:37:18


Thankyou so much for your reply, oh no I did not know that, what if I put into a oven tray, I will post a photo of the cases,

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ladybirdsi Tue 26-Jun-18 23:44:51

These are the ones I have purchased

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AssassinatedBeauty Tue 26-Jun-18 23:46:33

They're liners, they need to be in a tin. They'll collapse if not.

LittleBirdBlues Tue 26-Jun-18 23:50:42

It looks like what you have is something to line a baking tin with. It won't hold its shape just on its own. Doesn't necessarily have to be a round tin though, you could probably improvise something with a rectangular or square form if you have either?

BicycleMadeForTwo Tue 26-Jun-18 23:56:26

The liners alone won’t hold the cake but if you can’t get a baking tin in time and have some tin foil you could makeshift your own...

Mmmmmmmchips Wed 27-Jun-18 00:01:40

Where are you based

rosesandcashmere Wed 27-Jun-18 00:04:03

You can put the smaller cake on the bigger board, it’ll make no difference as long as the cake isn’t bigger than the board! Splodge some frosting (thin smear) on the board where the middle of the cake will go to stick the bottom on, then stick the top cake on and ice round it. Easier once on the board than moving it.
You’ll need some cake tins. You can grab pretty cheaply in any supermarket look for ‘sandwich Tins’ in the cookware bit. Then you can stick your liners in. They won’t be full though. I’d just grease the tins for a Betty Crocker as they will be more shallow than your liners. Does that help? Sorry if it’s confusing. Need sleep!

ladybirdsi Wed 27-Jun-18 00:15:16

Thankyou so much for your replies,

My DM has so many cake tins but unfortunately I won't be seeing her until DDs birthday,

I'm based in bury, greater Manchester

Thankyou all so much I will try see if I can get some cake tins tmrw,

I did try my local b&m bargains, homebargains & Poundland because chances are I won't bake again after this lol

@rosesandcashmere ahh I get you Hun, I did watch a YouTube video on the Betty Crocker cakes and the lady also used a greased sandwich tin, I just thought the liners would be a cheaper option lol


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Mmmmmmmchips Wed 27-Jun-18 00:22:32

Is there no one you could borrow from

ladybirdsi Wed 27-Jun-18 00:41:12


I don't know anybody in the area, I have only moved here 7 months ago, but I thought il pop into wilko tmrw and see if they have any

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Mmmmmmmchips Wed 27-Jun-18 01:45:36

Sainsbury’s have them and probably all supermarkets

If you were near to me then I would’ve happily baked you one.

ladybirdsi Wed 27-Jun-18 17:27:14

@Mmmmmmmchips Aww Thankyou that's so sweet of you,

I managed to buy a tin today didn't realise I needed two till I got
Home lol 😂 so il bake one half then take that out to cool and bake the second half,

I will show you all a photo tmrw as I'm baking it tmrw

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AssassinatedBeauty Wed 27-Jun-18 18:08:45

Sorry if this is obvious, but if you're going to reuse the tin then only make up half the mix at a time. Otherwise the raising agents will lose their effectiveness if the mixture is left on the side for longer than a few minutes or so.

halfwitpicker Wed 27-Jun-18 18:11:50

rosesandcashmere Wed 27-Jun-18 19:25:02

I’ve done Betty Crocker like that and it’s fine. Don’t worry about half and half it’s quick. Just leave it on the side for ease. The kinder will add height! Good luck

rosesandcashmere Wed 27-Jun-18 19:25:18

But normally yes, assassinated is spot on smile

ladybirdsi Wed 27-Jun-18 21:33:42

Thankyou all

@AssassinatedBeauty oh no I did not know that, I will ask see if DP can pick another tin up tomorrow after work, Thank you

@rosesandcashmere thanks Hun if only the cake lady did not cancel on me I would have not needed to worry,

I'm hoping it will turn out like the photo I have attcached 😂

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ladybirdsi Wed 27-Jun-18 21:34:37

@halfwitpicker lol Thankyou but I promised her a kinder cake if only they sold them readymade

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halfwitpicker Thu 28-Jun-18 00:31:39

Ah fair enough. I've heard the Asda ones are good value and taste great.

rosesandcashmere Thu 28-Jun-18 00:44:33

Seriously your tin will be fine. Just leave half on the side for 25 mins. Then bake. Then cover it in chocolate! smile

ladybirdsi Thu 28-Jun-18 01:12:04

@halfwitpicker last year I did buy one from Asda, even the cupcakes are lovely from there

@rosesandcashmere Thankyou Hun il just stick to doing that it sounds easier and plus once it's covered in chocolate I'm sure it'll be fine x

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