11" Fruit Cake, Do I Need A Flower Nail?

Decorating By staceyd1984 Updated 14 May 2009 , 10:58am by staceyd1984

staceyd1984 Posted 14 May 2009 , 10:23am
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i am making an 11 inch fruit cake and i have never made a fruit cake of this size before, my question is will i need a flower nail in the centre like i use with a sponge cake or is it ok with a fruit? i have double lined the inside of the tin, will this be sufficient for an even bake? this cake is for a wedding cake so i need to get it spot on!

its a light fruit cake by the way, thanks in advance for any help you can give me!

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sweet_creations96818 Posted 14 May 2009 , 10:41am
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I have never made a fruitcake, however I think the rule of thumb is anything over 10" you need a center heat. Hope that helps!

bashini Posted 14 May 2009 , 10:41am
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Hi there, I wouldn't use a flower nail as it contains fruits and alcohol. Double lining the tin is what you should do and you can use bake even strips or wet towels or even wet news papers around the tin.

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staceyd1984 Posted 14 May 2009 , 10:58am
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thanks for your help guys!

much appreciated!

its in the oven now so fingers crossed lol

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