Wedding cakes

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Tracy ann

Wedding cakes

I am making my daughters wedding cake and I ,want to use Delia's rich fruit cake recipes as it's a winner at Christmas. The tins I have are round - 5" 7" 9" & 11". I've looked at you recipe and got the correct measurements for the 9 & 11 but I still need the measurements and cooking times for the 5" & 7". Can anyone help me. Many thanks Tracy Ann

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Wedding Cakes

Hello Tracy Ann,

I’m not sure if you have calculated the cakes that you do have the quantities for based on this chart?


http://www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook/baking/scaling-up-cake-recipes.html

I have not tested these myself but this chart would have been tested before it was published.

Based on this chart - for the 5 inch I would make a 2 egg mixture and bearing in mind that fruit cakes do not rise very much I would fill it until it looked right (this could be all the mixture).

Then for the 7 inch, considering that 2 eggs works for a 6 inch and 4 eggs works for an 8 inch, I would go between them and do a 3 egg mix.

This is my best guess but as I said I have not tested it. For myself I would also take into consideration that rich fruitcakes trim very easily when cold and frequently they are trimmed anyway to get a nice flat surface for icing and stacking. So I think its better to make a deep cake that needs trimming than a shallow cake that cannot be used for the occasion.

I hope that is helpful.

Best wishes

Lindsey

 
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