Had a tasting the other day...couple is really budget shopping and I still haven't gotten a committment from them...I guess what they are wanting, they did not budget for. They've tasted with quite a few bakeries and still unable to make a decision.
A curious question..... they said alot of the bakeries they went with said they only do pound cake for tiered cakes for stability's sake. Why would that be? I would think with proper stability you could use any cake. Do you suppose they do not use boards and dowels between tiers?
I think it's a philly/ South Jersey thing seriously!! I got married in S. Jersey and we went to this guy (said he was a 'master baker") only offered vanilla pound cake and vanilla buttercream. We paid $8.00/serv. and had NO choice of flavors. He didn't even suggest it was for stability, he just said.......this is all we offer and this is standard around here! I didn't care anyhow, I was like......ok, (pointed at a pic in the book) and said " I'll take that one" Basically I picked the cheapest cake (my MIL was paying for it and I felt terrible having her spend so much money on "just cake" lol)
fast forward 6 yrs. and look what I do for a living! lol
I wonder if they are using true pound cake or not? True pound cake contains only eggs, butter, sugar, and flour. It *can* include extract. If they add any milk or cream to the batter, it's really a butter cake, which is the main type of cake I make, except where sponge/genoise is needed for some of the traditional European cakes I make.
I didn't know that pound cake vs. butter cake thing. Hmm guess mine is really "butter cake" then! haha.
I don't particularly care for it myself...I think its too heavy and rich...I like it with fresh fruit but not really a whole slice of cake with frosting.
Anyway I was just curious because she had asked me if any of my flavors would be available for tiers and I must have looked at them funny because she went on to explain why she asked.