I've been thinking about cake ladies. You know them? The ladies in your town who supply their special cakes whenever there's a funeral, birth, or potluck.
In my own life I would turn to Carol for Italian Cream Cake or Fresh Strawberry Cake, or Phyllis for a cheesecake. I've been known, myself, to come up with a raspberry-filled chocolate layer cake when the need arises.
And in honor of a cake-filled life I'm baking my way through Cake Ladies (see the link above), and I started today with this pound cake.