Help! I Need Measurement Tips

Decorating By ness1952 Updated 19 Feb 2010 , 6:16pm by tiggy2

ness1952 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:41am
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I am making a birthday cake of three tiers 10" 8" and 6"round, my problem is I have madeira cake mixes and I am not sure how much mix to put in each tin. The recipe ask for 2lb loaf tin but I can't work out how to alter this, can anyone help.

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egensinnig Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 9:34am
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The best way is to calculate the volume of each tin.
If you start with the rectangular, that's easy:
side x side x height = volume

Then calculate the round ones
radius x heigth = volume
You can use this site:

You will then know how many cubic inches each tin is.

If you need more hlp just PM me the measurments and I can calculate it for you

tiggy2 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 7:28pm
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Fill your pan with water then pour into a measuring cup to see how much it is.

sadsmile Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:03pm
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2nd on tiggy's instructions! Quick and easy and requires no math...LOL

Collar your pans with parchment so if you overfill then you have a nice tall layer you can level and not a huge nasty mess in your oven.

egensinnig Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:12pm
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I second that too!! It's my engineer husband that told me to calculate like that icon_biggrin.gif Why does men always have to complicate things??

tiggy2 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:28pm
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My DH would do the same thing but I always go for the easy way. I just amaze him sometimes icon_smile.gif

egensinnig Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:32pm
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Same here, but he's given me very good help on constructing cake boards, transportation boxes and such. I use to tell him he's school smart and I'm street smart icon_wink.gif He always does things the right and proper way while I try every shortcut and new way I can think of icon_biggrin.gif

ness1952 Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 6:02pm
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thankyou for your help

tiggy2 Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 6:16pm
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Yeah my DH is book smart and street dumb so I have to pick up the slack icon_smile.gif It actually makes for a good pair.

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