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 Cake. Both 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?
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.
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…
That’s it for the day – I am ‘caked out’!