I am wondering if someone could help me please - I am trying to make a number cake for a 30th birthday. I have cake tins for the numbers, and just tried making the sponges as practice and i used a madeira cake recipte for the sponge - but it leaked out of the bottom of the tin and left the cake only about and inch and a half tall - I was hoping more for inches...
Would someone be able to reccomend a better sponge recipe? maybe something that is not quite so wet?
All help appreciated!
I just make sheet cakes , make a tempates for the numbers and cut them out.
I have the number tins you have (bottomless).
I put them into a large cake tin then get strips of foil and scrunch it so it is quite thick..I then push it around the outside bottom edge of the tin... oh yeah I also line the tin with greaseproof paper.
This method works well for me, there is sometimes a little bit that leaks out but only a very small amount.
I put foil around tin before i put mix in then make sure it's tight.
Sorry i'm not very good at explaining things but i hope this helps.