Smaller cakes

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Dinar

Smaller cakes

I love Delia's cakes but an eight inch cake is just too big
For two of us, if you wanted to make a four inch do you
Just halve the ingredients? And the timing of course.


Dinar

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Lindsey, Food Editor

For Dinar

Hello Dinar,

I wish it was that simple but most recipes would need individual consideration.

What you could do is make your cake and portion it and freeze it.

If your making a sponge with 2 layers you can make half the recipe in just 1 tin then cut it in half and fill it with a half the cake on the bottom and the other half on the top.

This video link is about storing cakes.

http://www.deliaonline.com/deliaonline-cookery-school/term1.html?cs_storing#cs_storing

If you have a question about an individual recipe feel free to come back and I will do my best to answer.

Best wishes

Lindsey

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NateJ

interestingly enough...

Interestingly enough,
a SIX inch cake is about half the size of an EIGHT inch cake.

The area of a circle is
1/2 * 3.14 * (the radius) * (the radius)

So an 8 inch diameter cake has a radius of 4 inches (half the diameter)

1/2 * 3.14 * 4 * 4 = about 25

1/2 * 3.14 * 3 * 3 = just over 14

So a 6 inch cake will be slightly shorter if you use half a recipe for a 6 inch tin.

Hope this helps.

Nate

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Smaller Cakes

That is interesting,
thank you Nate.

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NateJ

math

I majored in Mathematics and Computer science so I do stuff like this all time time ;-)

Nate

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Dinar

Smaller cakes

Thank you for your help Lindsey, guess I will make the full size cake and freeze half.

Dinar

 
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