Hi! I have just found this forum and hope I can get some advice. I am doing a wedding cake for my daughter's wedding (2 weeks time), I am about to do the bottom tier (10 inch), this is a rich fruit cake recipe.
I only have a large silicon round mould that will do for the size, the other two tiers were done in heavy metal tins. Has anyone every made a large fruit cake successfully in a silicon mould? I have read bad reports about them, but this is all I have I must get in done within the next day or so. Any advice would be very welcome thank!
I lined the previous two inside with double parchment and wrapped down heavy brown paper on the outside of both tins. I am assuming I will need to do same with the silicon pan......
Sorry no one has been able to help you. I can't either as I have never bakes a fruit cake nor used a silicon pan. Just posting to help move this up to the top where maybe someone who can help will see it.
I've baked in large silicone pans. Treat the pan the same way you would metal pans, but double-pan the sheet tray you place it on. Good luck!
Hi, many thanks to you both for replying. I currently have the cake in the oven, it should be out later on tonight, I have double-wrapped brown paper around the outside as well as lining (twice) the inside and the bottom of the silicon pan. I found another cake tin the same size as the silicone pan, so I put the silicone one inside the metal one for support.
It recommends baking for 4 and a half to 5 hours, will let you know how I get on. Does anyone have advice on testing whether it's done or not, as I tend to slightly overbake and have found that the surface of the first two cakes (rich fruit) cakes are a bit hard.
Thanks in advance.