Vintage Glamour Wedding Cake: The Nuts and Bolts

Preparation info
  • Serves about


    • Difficulty


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Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

Thin cake boards are used only while you are assembling the cakes, and really serve to save your work surfaces, so you can use any board you have, even plywood. Cake drums, on the other hand, will support each tier of the finished cake, so must be bought for the purpose.


For the Cakes

  • 1 × 15 cm diameter, 7cm deep, square cake tin
  • 1 × 20 cm diameter, 7cm deep, square cake tin
  • 1 × 25


Prepare the cake tins and batter. Divide the batter between the tins, filling each to the same depth. Bake as instructed. The smallest cake will take about 1¾ hours, the medium 2½-3 hours and the largest about 3 hours: if a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, it is ready. Leave to cool in the tins. When cold, pri