Number Cakes - Tins Or Cut Out?

Decorating By Kerry-Ann Updated 25 May 2011 , 10:57pm by R4ORT

Kerry-Ann Posted 25 May 2011 , 1:38pm
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Hi, I am making a cake in the shape of the numbers 5 and 0.
What's the best method, do I use number tins and if so how much cake batter is required? Or do I use number cutters and cut the shapes out of say a 10 in square cake?
I will be filling with buttercream and covering in pink fondant.
Any tips would be great. x

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AmyCakes2011 Posted 25 May 2011 , 6:25pm
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I made the number 2 by just cutting it out freehand. I made a "stencil" with waxpaper. I flipped the 10 inch pan upside down and put the waxpaper on it. Then I traced the number freehand. I cut it out, and when the cake cooled, I cut around using the stencil. Came out great!

krzykakes Posted 25 May 2011 , 7:34pm
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Kerry-Ann Posted 25 May 2011 , 10:42pm
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thank you both so much, great advice and welcome fellow newbie.

Thanks for the link this is such a great idea, I am definately going to buy one of those tins!.

R4ORT Posted 25 May 2011 , 10:57pm
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If you don't want to buy extra tins (I'm starting out too and tins are so expensive!!), I found this template is really handy, as I have all the tins already.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1111573

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