Shapes of Cakes

I am working on The Cake Book and thinking about the shapes of cakes, and my cakes tins.

The Three Ginger Cake is ready, recipe and shape, and I am going to include an adapted version of Dan Lepard’s Orange CakeBoth use the same cake tin in different ways – the ‘tins’ are silicone moulds and are easy to use. However, neither recipe has a ‘dedicatee’ yet – is there such a word?

Three Ginger Cake
Three Ginger Cake

Dan Lepard's Orange Cakes
Dan Lepard’s Orange Cakes
Silicone Cake Moulds
Silicone Cake Moulds

Chocolate Cinnamon Cake is baked in 20cm sandwich tins, and is ready – recipe and dedicatee. The Blackforest Cake will also use these tins, and although I have the friend, and the shape, the recipe is researched but not tested. And the Devil’s Food Cake will also be round, but I am going to make three rounds so that it is disgustingly rich – and I have the recipe and the recipient.

Chocolate Cinnamon Cakes
Chocolate Cinnamon Cakes
Model for Black Forest Cake
Model for Black Forest Cake
Model for Devil's Food Cake
Model for Devil’s Food Cake
20cm Sandwich Tins
20 cm Sandwich Tins

The final (at this stage) chocolate cake will be a Chocolate Beer Cake and I have the recipient and the shape, but the recipe needs more testing. I want it to be a ‘plain’ chocolate cake, with a light, shiny chocolate glaze. This is what I envisage, although the recipient may wish for something rather more gooey…

Chocolate Beer Cake shape
Chocolate Beer Cake
Bundt tins, slightly fluted
Bundt tins, slightly fluted

That’s it for the day – I am ‘caked out’!

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