So I was watching Cake Boss last night, the Halloween special. I was watching them make the coffin cake and couldn't believe how they were handling the cakes! I use WASC cakes and I am lucky if they don't break when I am trying to stack them. I swear his cakes were like boards! They just flung them on top of each other with no problem! Even though they were sheet cakes! I wondered if it taste good or am I the only one that has this issue.
I think that most of the time he uses a pound cake, which is a little more sturdy than WASC. Still, I know what you mean. They aren't delicate with the cakes at all!
I've seen them tear sheet cakes on the show. They just keep stacking and cover it with icing and fondant. I wondered about that too. I handle my cakes like a careful surgeon, LOL. Because if I ruin one, I have to bake a new one, not like on Cake Boss where they just grab a new sheet cake. I wonder about that show too when I watch it. I missed the Halloween Special. Maybe I'll catch a rerun.
I believe most of his cakes are frozen. Makes it much easier.