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HELP! "Old Fashioned Wedding Cake" Recipe Needed

post #1 of 25
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I have a customer that has requested "old fashioned white wedding cake". She said she doesn't want filling or that "fluffy" white cake that everyone is so fond of.

Any recipe ideas?

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #2 of 25
I'll bet she's looking for the good ol' standard white pound cake! Nice and dense and delicious!!
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post #3 of 25
Sounds like she's asking for a scratch white cake.

Here's an old Southern white cake recipe:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2371-White-Trillium-Cake.html

If she wants pound cake, I like Elvis Presley's favorite; but it's not white:

http://www.recipezaar.com/36806

When she says she doesn't want filling, I'm assuming she wants frosting between the layers.

HTH
post #4 of 25
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Thank you both! icon_smile.gif
post #5 of 25
I dont' know how you guys deal with folks like this. icon_eek.gif

I probably would have leaned back and asked her "just what IS 'old fashioned' wedding cake?" and made her define it.
post #6 of 25
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LOL! I did, and that's what I got. I'm going to give it my best shot. Hopefully she'll like it and come back. If not, apparently I won't be the first one who couldn't give her the "old fashioned wedding cake" that she is looking for. From what I understand...I'm the sixth try.

NO PRESSURE!!! icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 25
A good scratch dense white cake that is sort of what she may want is the white butter cake from the Cake Bible. That is what I think of when I think of old fashioned wedding cake.
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post #8 of 25
No filling means, nothing inside.
Just plain butter cake. (pound cake)
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by vteventrider

.....when I think of old fashioned wedding cake.


I think my hang up is when people use the term "old fashioned". For anything. What exactly does that mean? icon_eek.gif

When my son was born, all the new mommies were going thru the 'fad' of "We're going to pick an old-fashioned name!" Well, if everyone TODAY is using the name, doesnt' that make it the modern name? (So among all the Jerimiah's and Zachariah's being born then, I named my son "john". Plain John" Good ole, regular all american "john"! icon_biggrin.gif )

I've seen threads where buttercream as been defined as the "old fashioned way" to decorate a cake. Been doing BC-only for 25 years .... I'll probably do it for another 25. (Pry that decorating bag out of my cold dead hands!) So..... What's the "old fashioned" part? It's still being done today! icon_confused.gif

Likewise when I get brides who claim "we're non-traditional!" I lean back and ask them: You wearing a pretty white dress? You wearing a tux? Church? Music? Friends standing up with you all dressed alike? Dad giving you away? Big party afterwards? Gifts? Now that's a tradition I KNOW you're into! So ... what part of you is non-traditional again? icon_confused.gif

Just an observation...... icon_wink.gif
post #10 of 25
Good point indydebi. Also what makes something old fashioned and not just classical and traditional? I should have said that is what I think of when I think of traditional wedding cake, and yes I did have it at my wedding 10 years ago, but I freely admit to being traditional.
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post #11 of 25
If you're doing a tasting for her (it sounds like you are) I'd do that 'old fashioned butter pound cake' that was mentioned previously with a good 'old fashioned' seven minute frosting. JMHO. Good luck and let us know what happens.
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post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by topaz176

No filling means, nothing inside.
Just plain butter cake. (pound cake)




I think the customer probably means no fancy-schmancy filling. icon_lol.gif

If no filling is requested, b/c is the "default" filling. icon_smile.gif

(Have to use something to glue the two cake layers together when making a layer cake.) thumbs_up.gif
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by JanH

(Have to use something to glue the two cake layers together when making a layer cake.) thumbs_up.gif



Had a bride last week who asked for "no filling" and I told her the same thing ... you really need a filling to hold the two cakes together. But I did say I'd use a really thin layer of filling! thumbs_up.gif
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Had a bride last week who asked for "no filling" and I told her the same thing ... you really need a filling to hold the two cakes together. But I did say I'd use a really thin layer of filling! thumbs_up.gif



I can understand the bride (& groom) declining filling for themselves. icon_rolleyes.gif

But declining filling for ALL the guests, too. icon_confused.gif

I like b/c, and I really like really good b/c. icon_biggrin.gif

(If I was a guest at their wedding, I'd be like, "where's the filling"?) icon_lol.gif

If you don't like b/c, you can always scrape it off, but if it's not there..... icon_sad.gif
post #15 of 25
Reminds me of those Hostess commercials, "Where's the cream filling?!"
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