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Daisycup

Scaling down!

Can anyone help? I want to make 4.5 inch round Christmas cakes as gifts, but I can't find a scaled down recipe, they all seem to be scaled up!
Thanks in advance, Daisycup.

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Welshcookie

Scaling down

The smallest on imaginativeicing and this site is either a 5 inch square or 6 inch round.

Could you not bake a 5 inch square and round it off? Does it have to be 4.5 inches?

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Daisycup

Scaling down!

Hi, a great idea, but I bought the tins yesterday!

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Welshcookie

Scaling down

Well, that makes it easy.

Make up a load of mixture and fill up the tins to the height you want. Rich fruit cake mixture doesn't rise too much.

If you have say 2 tins and you have to do them in relays the mixture will stand uncooked for at least a day in a cool place.

Any mixture left over can be baked in a larger tin for your own Christmas Cake, say.

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Daisycup

Scaling Down!

Thanks, that really helps, but what about the timing?

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Welshcookie

Cake timing

Delia says 3 hours for a 6 inch. So I would watch them like a hawk and test frequently from 2 hours, but I have no experience of cooking such small fruit cakes. Do wrap them well for cooking.

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NateJ

56%

A 4.5 inch round is 56% of the size of a 6" cake, or 32% of an 8 inch cake.

So if you want to make multiples of three of cakes, simply use the normal 8"
/ 20cm recipe and divide it in thirds.

Just a thought.

 
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