Advice Please

Decorating By florencerusty Updated 24 Aug 2011 , 3:04pm by JamAndButtercream

florencerusty Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 11:18am
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I bake for the home but I have been asked to make an engagement cake for this friday and rashly said yes!
2 layers, sponge and pink/silver. I sort of have the idea in my head and its simple because my decorating is not the best.
Any way my question is this. Can I make maderia cake or will it be too dry without a filling?

Its been suggested that a victoria sponge mix would be lighter but I only have deep tins in the sizes I need and am concerned about slicing a deep one in 2!

help please

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JamAndButtercream Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 3:04pm
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Are you from the UK? Just wondering about the cakes you speak about are more like from the UK.
If the madiera cake is moist then yes it would be ok without filling, did the customer ask for a cake without filling?
A victoria sponge cake would be lighter because madiera cake is basically sponge mix with more flour. A sponge MIX would not slice in two, it would crumble into bits, but a sponge recipe made from scratch would slice in two, whats your idea for the cake? oh do I sound nosy? tapedshut.gif

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