Homemade pound cakes
Whether you want to send a cake to say "I love you" to someone special or send one to thank your customers for their business, Busy Bee Gourmet can assist by mailing one of its special pound cakes. This family operation is based in Montgomery County and owned by Barbara Haywood, who is a member of the Pee Dee Electric co-op. Busy Bee Gourmet sells a variety of pound cakes, from the traditional butter pound cake to strawberry pound cake to blueberry pound cake made with blueberries grown on the family's farm; other flavors also available. Mainstay ingredients include Swan's brand cake flour, real vanilla extract, pure cane sugar and fresh eggs. Within the shipping box, each cake is packaged in a gift box with ribbon. Available in 8-inch and 10-inch sizes, prices range from $21 to $30, depending on size and flavor, plus shipping. Mail orders may also be submitted to: Busy Bee Gourmet, 481 Blake Loop Rd., Mount Gilead, NC, 27306.