Christmas Cake Traybake

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Archersfan

Christmas Cake Traybake

Hi, I am doing some cakes for a community Christmas Tea Dance and tray-bake seems the best option considering I need to cater for 70!. Will Delia's classic Christmas cake recipe work in a foil tray though? Ive always baked my Christmas cakes in regualr tins with newspaper etc so I am a bit apprehensive. Will it bake and store ok in a foil tray? I've never actually cooked in one although they look damn useful because no one needs to return anything back to me. Any advice would be appreciated. Many thanks

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Welshcookie

Christmas Cake tin

Do you know anybody who will lend you a tin? Or could you approach your local baker to borrow or hire one?

I think the trouble is Christmas Cake mixture is pretty heavy for a foil tray with maybe not rigid enough sides or the depth. What size were you planning on doing for 70?

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Archersfan

re; christmas traybake

thanks for replying. I do have two very large good quality roasting trays. WOuld they work if they were double lined? I think that would cover it size- wise I am going oto ask my neighbour to borrow some tins also.

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Christmas cake traybake

Wow... that will be an awfully expensive experiment! I wish I could offer some practical advice.

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Archersfan

reChristmas cakes

Yes i know - ive found a recipe for a lighter Christmas cake, more like a fruitcake actually which looks fine and not so expensive.fingers crossed.

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Christmas traybake

Do let us know how you get on!

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Sue G

Christmas cake traybake

Hi,

Quite a few years ago i was ask to do a christmas cake for the OAP'S home over here in France. (90 oap's)

Took a risk and decided to bake one large cake. Only tin large enough was a baking tray. I lined the tray and covered the outside as with a normal tin.

I did make the (4) cakes in different bowls as i thought it would be easier to mix.

At the time we had our restaurant, this oven would cook a normal size christmas cake in 2 1/2 hours, so set the temp slightly lower and kept checking after 2 hours.

Took two of us to get it out of the oven (tray was 70cm long)

The corners did get quite dark, had to cut these away and re shape the retangle.
Only fed it twice before covering.

What i didn't think about was, how to carry the cake over.

Goodluck

 
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