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where am i going wrong with fairy cakes????

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clairebear2502 Sun 27-Feb-05 09:20:49

i love baking cakes etc but have noticed recently that when i make fairy cakes, that they either:
1/ burn on the bottom

2/ when you take them out of the cases they come away in bits

3/ the top sometimes goes crunchy

or lastly the top bit goes too brown but is not cooked inside which doesnt make them look a lovely golden colour like they are supposed to.
i just cant work out where im going wrong.

everything else i do turns out fine and so have these in the past
if anyone has any ideas id really appreciate them

80sMum Sun 27-Feb-05 09:24:03

Maybe your oven gets too hot. Get an inexpensive oven thermometer and rely on that rather than on the oven dial.

Twiglett Sun 27-Feb-05 09:26:59

it does sound like the temp in your oven is uneven

have you tried wacking up the heat for a good 10 minutes then bringing it down to the temp you want for 10 minutes before putting your cakes in?

clairebear2502 Sun 27-Feb-05 09:32:59

yeah its just strange that everything else turns out ok. maybe if i try putting them on the middle shelf that might help. the recipe says top but something obv isnt right there. thanks for your suggestions.
where would i get an oven thermometer from?

Twiglett Sun 27-Feb-05 09:33:51


80sMum Sun 27-Feb-05 09:33:51

I think Lakeland sell them.

80sMum Sun 27-Feb-05 09:34:13


clairebear2502 Sun 27-Feb-05 09:41:52

ive never heard of lakeland. im in bromley so i might go in later and have a look around the shops there.

80sMum Sun 27-Feb-05 09:50:00


Twiglett Sun 27-Feb-05 10:04:42

you've never heard of Lakeland

prepare to be amazed, and confused that you have wasted so many years without so many gadgets

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Sun 27-Feb-05 10:07:29

I used to laugh at my friends when they got excited about Lakeland. Now I can't wait for the catalogue to come through my door and I've been known to spend ages on the website too

clairebear2502 Sun 27-Feb-05 17:00:14

ha ha my god i dont know whether i should go onto the website now. it was bad enough when i got addicted to ebay let alone a website full of gadgets. dare i go on to it??!!

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