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Different Sized Tins

Say you've found the perfect cake recipe for your occasion. You've got all the ingredients and all the baking equipment… but hold on a minute - the tin used in the recipe is too small for the cake you want to bake! What do you do? To save you the hassle of figuring out correct cake mixture quantities, we've created a little table to help you out.

As 8" round tins (3" deep) are generally the most popular size, we'll use this as a starting point and advise how to scale up or down your mixture based on this. Let's begin with some examples - if you want to bake a 12" round cake but the recipe is only enough for an 8" round cake, you'd simply multiply the quantities in your recipe 2.5 times. But, if you'd rather bake a smaller 6" round cake, you'd divide the quantities by half.

Round and Petal Tins

Square and Hexagon Tins

Approx. Quantities of the Recipe

4" 3" ¼ of the recipe
5" 4" 1/3 of the recipe
6" 5" ½ of the recipe
7" 6" ¾ of the recipe
8" 7" the whole recipe
9" 8" 1 + ¼ of the recipe
10" 9" 1 + ½ of the recipe
11" 10" 2 x the recipe
12" 11" 2 + ½ of the recipe
13" 12" 3 x the recipe
14" 13" 3 + ½ of the recipe

*Please Note: This method is based on an 8" round cake recipe.


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