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Baking a birthday cake.....

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  1. B's lovely lady

    B's lovely lady Gold Member

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    Totally inappropriate question for a weight loss forum, but I'm making my mum a birthday cake for her 60th using number shaped tins, it says they are the equivalent to a 9" round tin - does anyone know how I work out how much ingredients I need, I've found recipes but no actual tin measurements!!! Its for around 50 people so I don't want to do it wrong!!! Think I may have been a bit ambitious!!! Btw, it's a lemon cake if that makes a difference!!! Thanks :)
     
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    I'm not a baker of any kind! But my logical brain of solving problems would probably make me fill the numbers with water,then fill a normal round cake tin with water,then measure both,then try and equate the measurements from there? I'm sure some far better way is used but I wouldn't know lol,plus I hate maths! X
     
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    Check out Delias recipes she always gives tin sizes, so does Mary Berry too, I think!
     
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    Thank you!!! Wish me luck!! :)
     
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    Here's my practice run with a Delia recipe - was worried about the icing but I'm pleasantly suprised!!!
     

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    Wow that's fab!

    You'll have to show us the finished product! xxx
     
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    Thanks! Im pretty chuffed with myself - now I just need to give the cake away so I don't eat it!!!
     
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    Mmmmm shall I send you my address :D xx
     
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    Hahaha, you should see it from the side.... Not quite so professional!!!
     
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    facebook has a slimming world cake lady who is good for most questions re baking- if thats any use for the future.
     
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    Ok, so finished product....

    I'm pretty proud of myself.... Only tool 7 hours!!!!!
     

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    That looks brilliant! Xx
     
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    Ow that's fab!!

    Well done you! xx
     
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    That's amazing. Can you make my cake next year?? X lol
     
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    Thanks everyone.... It's got a few dodgy patches but I covered them with stars!!!!
     
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