Hmm. Probably a bad idea for people who prefer to avoid frostings or fillings. (You may recall that my dad's birthday cake last year was a pound cake, baked in a Bundt mold, with no frosting whatsoever, except for a greeting, piped onto the side. And you may also recall that it took a fair amount of futzing around to get a tiny batch of my usual dense, non-whipped, all-butter BC to a consistency that was long enough to be piped, but stiff enough to go on a nearly-vertical side without sagging, slumping or running.)
On the other hand, "torting" is probably mandatory if you're baking a cake for a civil liability attorney.