I attended my niece's wedding this past weekend, and at the reception I started pondering the subject of wedding cake.
It's rarely superb. Think about it -- when was the last time you ate a piece of wedding cake that was really all that good?
The cake at my niece's wedding reception was red velvet cake with white cream-cheese frosting. (I give 'em credit for choosing something other than the usual all-white wedding cake.) The frosting was very good, but the cake was a little on the dry side.
Here in Washington, D.C., some people rave about a bakery shop called Cake Love, but the cakes I've had from there have been very inconsistent. Some were excellent, but others were dry and bland.
Maybe this is why I am a "pie person."