View Full Version : I need a "NO-FAIL" CAKE for a "high tea"
05-08-2006, 07:05 PM
I am going to a "Mother-Daughter Tea" this weekend. They are going to serve four "courses". A sandwich course, fruit, cake, and another I can't remember. I need a REALLY good cake recipe. One that I can make the first time and it come out "great". It doesn't have to be any certain "kind"....but I would like to take something that at least resembled the texture of cake (not pie). I will take my own cake in a small server for myself. I then plan to take some type of sandwich..but I'm not sure, because I know these sandwiches will be "dainty" and not your finger-licking lettuce wrap. OH yeah...the "other" course will be the first one....SCONES. I'm not sure what to do for that. I may just sit through some courses, and carry the conversation at the table. I should mention that this will be at my church, and my DH will be serving my table (very sweet :) ) so he will bring my plate to me.....at each course. Any.....and I do mean ANY suggestions you could give me would be great! Thanks.
05-08-2006, 07:23 PM
As for the "sandwich", I would use either the rye bagel or perhaps a cracker of flax, sunflower seeds and sweet onions. I love to put some cashew cheese (cashews, water and a little Nama Shoyu), sliced tomatoes and some avacado. You can make these very small and dainty.
My favorite cake is the wonderful date nut torte. Have you made it? Works great everytime. Others have suggested the chocolate cake by Alissa. I have not made this one. Here's the link: http://greenchefs.tv/alissa-cohen/Chocolate-Cake/
Have a wonderful Mother's Day at the tea.
05-08-2006, 07:35 PM
Thanks Julie...I was thinking about Alissa's chocolate cake...everyone seems to comment on how "cake-like" it is.
Your sandwiches sound great...I might just give that a try...cashew cream cheese w/ tomato, cucumber...that just might work.
Thanks so much for your tips.
05-09-2006, 07:23 AM
bumping this back up....I do need some help!
05-09-2006, 11:43 AM
As far as finger sandwiches I would use the onion bread, or the pizza wrap and make a delicious sandwich from those, as far as scones, there are scone recipes and muffin recipes, and as far as cake, I would use my ice cream sandwich cookei recipe, but don't compress it or dehydrate, just loosly mold into a baby springform pan, and then flip out, then top with frosting, any nut, dates, or agave' and some liquid will do, or take Rawkinlocs cinnamon rolls, as the scones or cake, they are delicious. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
05-09-2006, 01:39 PM
You could also try making the banana crackers a little bit thicker so it is more "bread" like an put some almond butter and sliced fruit on it for a dainty "tea-like" sandwich.
05-09-2006, 03:20 PM
Thanks guys for the tips! I'll do a search for those items.
05-10-2006, 12:36 AM
this cake off of g living tv is amazing. you need cacao butter though but it is well worth it. you may be able to pass it off as a frozen cake if you use more coconut butter though.
let me know if you use it, and how it went!!
05-10-2006, 06:03 AM
How about Alissa's Date Nut Torte made into little petite fours!
05-10-2006, 07:28 AM
These all sound great! Thanks Pansy and Kellymarie, I like your suggestions, but I'm looking for something that "slices" like cake????? We are serving layer cakes....and I'd like to "fit" in as much as possible! Sometimes that's just not possible, but I'd like to give it a try! Thanks again, I do like your suggestions!
05-10-2006, 07:42 AM
Here is a link for a birthday layer cake recipe. Someone on here (sorry don't remember the name) made it and posted pictures and it looked really yummy. Maybe this might wok for you?
05-10-2006, 08:26 AM
Thank you missionarymamato5....I think I might use that one. I remember the post, from Zena.....she had pictures of her cake, and it looked delicious! I hope mine turns out just as good! Thanks everyone for your help!
05-10-2006, 08:28 AM
yes, i was going to suggest the same one!
tvillemom, you can see a picture of this cake, beautifully decorated, in zena's birthday post: http://rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13578&highlight=birthday+cake
hope this is what you're looking for!
05-10-2006, 08:31 AM
Thank you Shelah....yes, I went back and checked the post! Zena did such a beautiful job on her cake. I will take pictures if I can! Thanks again!
05-10-2006, 08:36 AM
we were posting at the same time!
yes please take pics of all the goodies you bring to the event. and have a blissful mother's day!
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