I'm new to CC, but I was wondering... if I use a pound cake for a carved cake (with a different sized pan), how do I adjust the temp/time? Or do I adjust it at all?
It would depend on whether you are going smaller or larger. I'm going to assume that you are going larger. If this is the case, then you will probably want to go with a flower nail in the pan to distribute heat evenly throughout the pan and for more even baking. Also you may want to reduce the temperature. If the recipe calls for 350 you may want to take it down to 325. It will take a lot longer to cook, so you will have to adjust the cooking time longer. Cooking time will depend a lot upon the size of the pan. There is no set answer in stone, I just keep an eye on the cake and insert a wooden skewer into it to check it periodically. Before doing this though, I kind of touch the top of the cake gently to see if it feels firm to the top. If it feels kind of "soupy" underneath the top DON'T poke it with the skewer.