Cake tins

  • Circular cake tins are useful for making raw food flans and cakes, particularly where the base is going to be dehydrated.
  • Generally it's about creating and controlling good looking circular shapes as part of raw food preparation.
  • Features to look out for.
  • Make sure that cake tin has a fully removable base so that you can use the complete circle of the tin itself rather like a giant cookie cutter.
  • You won't need more than one cake tin of any one size, but it might be useful to have some different sizes. For example you could make a flan base using a 22cm circle. By the time it has been dehydrated it will have shrunk a little, so then you could use a 20cm circle when adding the flan topping.
  • For making flans ...
  • For making flan bases, you can use a 20cm (8inch) cake tin, or a 22cm if you have it.
  • You only need the ring so make sure you buy a cake tin that has a removable base.
  • You can just fit two 20cm circles onto an Excalibur dehydrator sheet across the diagonal. This might be useful when you are pushed for space in your dehydrator.
  • Use the ring simply to form a circle. Put the ring onto a dehydrator sheet. Put the mixture in the middle and use a spatula to spread it evenly.
  • Of course you need to remove the ring before putting the flan base into the dehydrator.
  • Once the flan base is ready, you can use the cake tin ring once again, to control the flan topping.
  • Simply put the ring around the flan base and then spread the topping in.
  • Remove the ring before serving.
20cm cake tin ring (8 inches)

20cm cake tin ring (8 inches)

Pecan and date flan base

Pecan and date flan base

20cm cake tin rings - apple and pecan cake

20cm cake tin rings - apple and pecan cake

20cm cake tin rings - two on a sheet

20cm cake tin rings - two on a sheet