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asked July 13th 2012

Today is definitely friday 13th

I can’t believe I have had 5 cake disasters today and I have no idea where I’m going wrong. I have made tons of 8″ cakes with no problem, square 10″ no problem and 13 x 11″ no problem. For the first time I have tried a 10″ round and failed!!!! I have tried an 8 egg mixture and a 10 egg mixture! I like to make pound cake recipes..they work best for me..expect this time. Please help!!!

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Hi Gucci906

If want a really good no nonsense madeira mix and you’re in a hurry try the Wright’s mix. You can get it in larger Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidle and Morrison’s. It costs £1.49 for 500grm bag and you’ll probably need three bags for a round 10″ cake. It tastes wonderful, has a great aroma and keeps very moist. I don’t use mixes as a rule but make an exception for this one if I’m pushed for time. If you’re using a fan oven keep your temp at 130c and bake longer than you normally would. When I use the mix I tend to ignore the instruction timing and trust my own experience. Finally you have my sympathies for your terrible day!!  oxox

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Oh No wot a shame!  I always find that happens when I am under pressure and my cake is needed for a customer, got so fed up with it that I now only buy madeira mix and get the same results every time, wouldn’t change it now at all, doesnt really help you at the moment, though,  I know 🙁 xx

 

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Where do you buy from?  I findMadeira a much more heavy cake

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Hi gucci906 sorry you are having a bad day try 6 eggs this will work    good luck

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6 eggs and a 12oz mixture works perfectly for my 8″ tin..so surely not enough for my 10″ tin??

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Wish I knew about the mix before. This cake has now cost me a fortune and the lady wants to pick it up tomorrow!!! Don’t know what im going to do..maybe a late night spree to Sainsburys!!

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I can give you a scratch recipe, let me know if you need it.

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So far so good with cake number 6…succumbed to a recipe book! I’m drained! Fingers crossed decorating goes ok tomorrow!!!

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Feel for you, you’ll have to post again to let us all know how it went.  Only another hour and it will be the 14th. Good luck!

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Oh crap that’s not good! Hope you got it sorted. Nothing worse than wasted cake ingredients and the stress when it doesn’t go right! I bet the finished cake looks fab 🙂

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Thank you everyone for your kind words. All worked out in the end..and the. Us timer was thrilled with her cake!! 🙂

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Supposed to say “the customer”

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