90th Birthday Cake

Delia and Lindsey are developing and testing recipes, and will be available to answer recipe queries you have relating to the content of Deliaonline. We're also here to listen to your cookery comments, share your ideas and try to help you in any way we can. Why not ask your question now?

 
 
 

Page :  1
avatar
BorderLass

90th Birthday Cake

Hi there, I have been asked to make a birthday cake for the end of next month - a single tier sponge cake for between thirty and forty people has been requested. Can you give me any advice on the size of cake I would need to make? Recipe quantities and how long to cook for, etc.? I'm more familiar with carrot/fruit cakes.
Thanks for any help or advice you can give.

avatar
Lindsey, Food Editor

For BorderLass

Hello BorderLass,

I think a 12 inch round would be suitable.

I have not tested this but I would do a 12 egg sponge i.e. 6 eggs per layer.

If you use this recipe

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/classic-sponge-cake.html

I would do 3 x the recipe and bake it the do the same again. Then sandwich the cake together.

Kind regards

Lindsey

avatar
BorderLass

Size for a square version?

Thanks for that Lindsey, but they have come back with more detail and have asked for a square cake - I'm guessing they are thinking of minimising waste!! What size would I make with the recipe quantities you gave me already? I was also thinking of using the icing from the English Walnut cake as I thought that would be easier to manage/less heavy than rolling fondant for a sponge, but would still be firm enough for me to write on?

avatar
Lindsey, Food Editor

For BorderLass

Hello again,

I would guess the 12 eggs would do an 11 inch square.

The icing on the walnut cake is possible as long as the consistency is perfect.

Personally I would do the rolled fondant icing for this size cake (with a thin layer of buttercream all over the surface first).

Kind regards

Lindsey

avatar
BorderLass

Thanks

Thanks Lindsey.

I'll have a trial run of this next week to work out the timings, etc - luckily, I seem to have acquired lots of volunteer tasters/testers since I mentioned I was doing this on FB!!

avatar
welshmaid

wedding anniversary cake

Hi Alison
I'm in a similar position as BorderLass, but I'm baking my cake
in a 12" heart shaped tin.Should
I follow the same quantity of ingredients you mentioned? or would they be different?
Many Thanks

Julia

avatar
welshmaid

wedding anniversay cake

avatar
welshmaid

wedding anniversay cake

Sorry Lindsey, addressed you wrongly,i dont know where i got alison from ! lol..

avatar
Lindsey, Food Editor

For Julie

Hello Julie,

I’ve not made a 12 inch heart shaped sponge cake but I think the 12 eggs would work. I would make one 6 egg layer then if its too thin you could do 3 layers or if its too thick it could be trimmed so even if its not the perfect size its possible to achieve the required depth one way or another.

Best wishes

Lindsey

avatar
welshmaid

wedding anniversary cake

Hi Lindsey

Ok, I will give that a go,I will let you know how it turns out!

Many Thanks

Julia

 
Page :  1

Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to Waitrose.com

 

 




NetObserver
CMS solutions by REDtechnology.com