Hi everyone. I now need to do a decorated christmas cake lol
Has anyone have a good recipe for one ? And how much to charge maybe n for a 7inch size ?
Also, any ideas on how to make some wings? Iv'e just found a silicon mould for some but there not very big for £4.50 is this a good price ? Im thinking of getting them but needed some of your brilliant advice first ! ;-)
Can I make them from something else? I have got butterfly cutters but they dont look right.
Thanks for any help
Yep, use your butterfly cutters. You can cut the butterflies in half, so you have two separate wings, then position them better. Do a search on CWB for butterflies - there are loads of hints and tips and some tutorials I believe. Or get a pic on google of one you like, print it, cut it out and use it as a template.
Christmas cake recipe - go to Les Brown's page. He has posted a fabulous fruit cake recipe (I've tried it and it's wonderful) and has listed the various quantities needed for various sizes. Let me know if you can't find it and I'll search it out and paste the link for you.
As for charging - that I can't help you with, sorry. Again search this site with a keyword of 'charging for cakes' or something similar, there are lots of discussions about it with hints from professionals.
Thank you hun, i will have a look at them all. Ooh,never thought of using a template ! brill idea :-)
btw - check out Tracy Deadman's page. She is the queen of butterflies!
Thanks Katy, ive found Les 's recipe. How do i work it out for a 7 or 9 inch cake ? Sorry for all the questions hun.
Thanks Goreti, I knew it was somewhere on here!
Ive just been doing the washing up and i happened to glance at the glass bowl i keep on the kitchen windowsill.
I though hey, hang on a min..could i use this as a veiner ???
Its embossed on the outside .
Im sorry for sounding stupid lol ( doesnt take much ! ) Are the measurements for the fruit cake ok for a 7inch or a 9 inch. It shows for other sizes, which i dont have cake tins for. Sorry for being daft !
Hi Lis - I've sent a message to my mate Les asking if he can help you out with this question about tin size - he is the expert as he makes loads of these.
And isn't it funny how we look at things differently once we get hooked on caking? One upon a time, this was a plain old dish, now it suddenly becomes a veiner. Love it!
Thank you darlin. I had thought of giving it to my mum, not now lol
Ive had it ages, they were a set from charity shop!
Thanks Les. Goreti already gave the link to the various measurements from your page to Lisa, so she should be OK. Appreciate your help.xx