Just wondering if any of you who have made a true lane cake could give me an idea on pricing one? I have a customer wanting one Wednesday... i have avoided these bad boys like the bubonic, but living here in the deep south, they are the rage... ANYONE?
I don't know what a lane cake is so I' can't help you but I'll give you a bump.
What is a true lane cake?
i mean a lane cake completely from scratch, no mixes... that is it
Googled and found this....idk if it helps or not, looks like a royal pita!
I made one once a million years ago. I recommend grinding the raisins or chopping them down real real small actually I might substitute currants and I'd whirl it in the food processor--add some liquid so it chops well.
In fact I'd mince everything. Because you want a yellow or white cake to cut & serve nice. If you have big chunky bits all over the place it will not serve pretty. To me even a quartered cherry is too big for a pretty slice.
It's ok as a cake--nothing to write home about. Maybe this recipe is better than the one I had.
I'd use the Sylvia Weinstock yellow cake for this--just google it. I add the eggs all at once I don't separate them and I use half the yoks called for.
But but but you gotta keep this baby chilled and once you chill a scratch cake especially made with buttah you start collecting complaints of it being dry if anyone even speaks up--but it's really that the butter does not allow the cake to relax at room temp.
So you're better off with a mix.
Some lane thought pour vous.
i made a true lane cake several years ago... i mean from scratch.... i won $50.00 in a local contest... if i can find the recipe..i will post it... i,m thinking hard on where i put it.. i think you could get $55.00-60.00 for it.. i torted the layers and made extra filling, etc. for mine.. it was a hit at the contest... i filled it , iced the top and sides with my extra icing/filling mixture...
That sounds like a very tasty cake. I put the recipe into favorites. I like the idea of mincing the fruit for nicer cutting. Thank you for posting the question and thanks to everyone that posted ideas and the recipe!
thanks everyone. I told her $55 and she decided to order it for christmas and coconut for tomorrow, which takes a HUGE load off of me since my angel is in the christmas pageant tonight!