EAST GREENBUSH – At Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe, it takes 19 pounds of butter to make a 15 gallon batch of buttercream frosting. This week, owner Dan Raymond (above) and his two-person staff in the bakery’s basement production kitchen filled five 55-gallon plastic barrels with frosting. This equates to approximately 350 pounds of butter for 275 gallons of frosting.
By mid-afternoon Friday, three of Zachary’s barrels were empty, with two more in reserve to frost the cakes and cupcakes needed to fill the nearly 100 orders placed Friday and Saturday, including for several holiday parties. high school and six marriages, plus more to stock the cash registers of the store, for those who neglected to order in advance.