# Baking a birthday cake.....

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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

#### Bunnylush

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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

#### Shirleen

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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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#### Mrs.S.

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Here's my practice run with a Delia recipe - was worried about the icing but I'm pleasantly suprised!!!
Wow that's fab!

You'll have to show us the finished product! xxx

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selwonk said:
Wow that's fab!

You'll have to show us the finished product! xxx
Thanks! Im pretty chuffed with myself - now I just need to give the cake away so I don't eat it!!!

#### Mrs.S.

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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!!!
Mmmmm shall I send you my address xx

#### BuzzyBee

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YUM! that looks so professional! Are you sure you're an air hostess not a cake maker?

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BuzzyBee said:
YUM! that looks so professional! Are you sure you're an air hostess not a cake maker?
Hahaha, you should see it from the side.... Not quite so professional!!!

#### louisedan

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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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#### Veggiegirl

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That looks brilliant! Xx

#### laura4988

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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!!!!

#### BuzzyBee

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WOOOOOOOOW the cake looks wonderful!! yum num num !!