I am looking for something to make out of the cookbook so I thought a quick simple vanilla cake. My 18 year old wanted to get involved so he found this Wedding Cake and when we talk about the ration of sugar being 2lbs and then the recipe calling for 2lbs I figure it is time to move on. I also was surprised how small of a cake it was??It must weigh a ton especially with the fruit and 5lbs of currants! It did have a interesting trick if you need to have the cake cooked early it says that you can "keep a few sound apples placed in the container where the cake is stored will help keep the cake moist if it must be kept long, but they must be watched carefully and replaced if they begin to show decay, or if they become shriveled". I have found a lot of trick over the years but that is the first time with apples!