I had mentioned on my Eggless Banana Quickbread post, how it got me my first commercial order – 3 Kg Cake. I was very skeptical of doing such an order as I don’t have that kind of infrastructure and till now have always baked goodies for family and friends only.
This order was placed by a dear friend who wished to carry the cake to her office on the occasion of her birthday. When I told her I can’t take this order, she argued that she would be anyways carrying sweets/ cakes from the market and spending good Rs. 2000/- on it, so she might as well spend that money on home-made goodies.
After this, I really didn’t have much to say.
So with shaking fingers and thumping heart I executed my first order. She wanted slices done for easy distribution in her office. I don’t have a large oven, I use 26 ltr Microwave/ Convection oven and can bake only 1 loaf pan at a time.
Also I wasn’t sure that doubling the recipe and baking in a 9 inch spring-form would be able to give me roughly 80 slices (the number she wanted).
So I stuck to baking the cake 4 times in one loaf pan. It was hard work due to this but it was worth all the effort.
My friend emailed from office saying that the cake has over-shadowed her birthday and people are only talking about this.
One thing led to another, upon eating this cake her friends from office place another 1.5 kg order with me. And now they want baking class. Phew! I have agreed, still to work out a schedule which suits all.
I chose a simple recipe from Deeba as it had been in my Bookmarks for a very long time. I am so glad I did, it is perfect and as Deeba says, it is best to wait for 1/2 – 1 hour before de-moulding and best to slice the cake next day, it really does slice beautifully. I changed it minimally and had to bake it for 45 minutes when baked in a loaf pan.
Sending this recipe to
- Bake Fest # 24 hosted by Pallavi, an event originally started by Vardhini.
- What’s with my Cuppa event started by Nupur.