When I went and did a cake decorating course many years ago, I was taught how to line a tin to make a fruit cake. So today I'm making mini fruit cakes for Christmas and I thought I would include the steps to line a tin for beginners new to cooking fruit cakes. So lets begin, I use brown paper to line mine you could also use glad bake.This method is suitable for any shape tin ! Here is the link to my earlier post on free cake tins small cake tins about using salmon or tuna fish cans to make mini cake tins...I have been using these for years to make my mini fruit cakes.These are my mini salmon tins that I collected years ago but the technique is suitable for any size and shape tin .
Place cake tin on brown paper and trace around the bottom of the tin with a pencil and cut it out .
Now cut little cuts just to the fold line as in photo .