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Birthday Cake help please!!

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tigger32 Tue 02-Sep-08 11:04:37

Please help me
I have hired a number 5 cake tin for ds birthday, but have just realised I have no idea how much ingredients to use as its obviously not your regular 8 inch round.
Anyone know how i work out how much of everything I use??

ComeOVeneer Tue 02-Sep-08 11:06:54

Can you work out the volume of the tin by filling it with water and then compare it to a standard shape tin you have?

tigger32 Tue 02-Sep-08 11:35:58

will try that, thank you

EachPeachPearMum Tue 02-Sep-08 12:00:29

wow- CoV- you are too clever! grin

ComeOVeneer Tue 02-Sep-08 13:43:04

Why thankyou grin

I knew phsyics A level would come in handy one day!!!!! grin

Tommy Tue 02-Sep-08 13:50:06

I hired tins and the lady in the shop they were a 4 egg mix IIRC.
You could always phone the shop and ask

tigger32 Tue 02-Sep-08 16:08:54

hello again, went to do the water test and found that the tin is actually just an outline blush
Its not sharpe enough to be a cutter so how does that work then !
sorry as you can guess i'm a first timer when it comes to cakes grin

You lay the tin on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper. Then you fill the outline with cake mix.

tigger32 Tue 02-Sep-08 16:30:20

thank you! silly question but, when I fill with cake mix should it be about half full or a bit more?

Tommy Tue 02-Sep-08 18:17:34

Don't fill it too much - I did that first time and all the mixture flowed over the top and underneath. Also, put the tin upside down IYSWIM so that when it comes out, you can turn it the right way and ice the flat surface.

Good luck smile

tigger32 Tue 02-Sep-08 19:25:59

Thank you tommy, good tip with upside down idea!
well I'll be baking tomorrow night, so will let you know
Thank you for all your help smile

tigger32 Thu 04-Sep-08 08:28:33

Well I made the cake last night and it looks great grin the bit I broke off tasted good too! wink
Just the decorating to do now

Tommy Thu 04-Sep-08 19:28:53

will you be able to put a picture up?

tigger32 Thu 04-Sep-08 20:34:46

Will try and load one onto computer smile

tigger32 Thu 04-Sep-08 20:35:12

Will try and load one onto computer smile

tigger32 Fri 05-Sep-08 16:15:16

ok have added a piture to my profile, hope it has worked hmm

Tommy Fri 05-Sep-08 16:42:22

wow - that looks great! smile

Jas Fri 05-Sep-08 17:29:20

Well done Tigger...lovely cakesmile

tigger32 Fri 05-Sep-08 17:55:18

thank you, will try something more adventurous next time!

weepootle Fri 05-Sep-08 18:01:59

tigger, where did you hire one from? I looked at buying one of those number tins and they cost a fortune shock.

tigger32 Fri 05-Sep-08 18:09:26

I hired it from a small cake decorating shop in my local town. It cost £5 to hire plus a £20 deposit which is refunded on return of the tin. They are very expensive to buy.

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