Number Cake Disaster

Decorating By lace-la Updated 14 Feb 2009 , 9:22pm by londonpeach

lace-la Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 8:59pm
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Hi there,
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 icon_sad.gif 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!


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-K8memphis Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 9:03pm
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Are these spring form pans or something? It leaked out of the bottom?

I don't have a recipe but here's some number ideas.
Could you just bake a couple recipes and layer the cakes up?

From my friend Tracy's ^^^^ site.

tyty Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 9:07pm
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I just make sheet cakes , make a tempates for the numbers and cut them out.

londonpeach Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 9:22pm
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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 icon_redface.gif but i hope this helps.

Good luck thumbs_up.gif

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