Bar tin - AWW children's birthday cake book

Anyone know anything about these? They're supposed to be 25x8cm but they don't seem to exist outside specialist Australian kitchen equipment websites. I've heard you can sub for a loaf tin, but I don't have one that's an appropriate size and anyway, I haven't a clue what depth these things are meant to be. Any other thoughts on substitutions?

Chef_dragonzflame, May 24, 2:43 am

According to my AWW cake book, the bar tin can be substituted for any of the following cake pans:
20cm baba pan
20cm ring pan
14cm X 21 cm loaf pan
Deep 20cm round cake pan
Hope this is helpful to you.

Chef_nauru, May 24, 6:36 am

Except when you need the bar shape ;-) I was planning to do the 1 cake - on closer inspection of some of the other recipes in the book, and more online digging, it looks like the bar tin is about 7-8cm deep. I might have a look and see if there are any square pans that would work and split in two, otherwise I might just see if I can get a tin in the shape of a 1 from a hire place and be done with it. But thank you for the reply :-)

Chef_dragonzflame, May 27, 1:15 am

Gosh that brings back memories.
Number 1 cake was the first (obviously) cake l made for my daughter.
99.9 % l used 2 loaf tins. You could also use a square cake tin and cut it in half before proceeding with the rest of the instructions.

Chef_bella95, Jun 1, 4:49 am

I have one of those bar tins but I think it would be too small. To make a No 1 I would make two loaf tin cakes. Cut one into a piece three quarters long for the base and cut the wee pointed bit for the top of the no 1 by cutting the last quarter into two triangles (one won't be used). Just join them on with a bit of buttercream/icing and then ice over the whole thing. Hope that makes sense, but this is what I have done for my kids/grandies. Tiny toys or smarties etc. make decorating easy, and the kids don't really care anyway, so long as it is cake.

Chef_crazynana, Sep 8, 6:52 pm