When I was in seventh grade I took Home Ec. for the very first time. It was in that class where I learned all the basics of baking. For a time I even wanted to go into the cake baking business. I must have talked about this pretty adamantly, because my grandmother gave me this book that same year. The book was was copyright 1961, making it over twenty years old, but I still thought all the ideas inside were wonderful.
I remember paging through it and getting excited at the thought of all the perfectly decorated cakes I was going to create.
I loved this shoe cake especially and studied the directions to it countless times. I was intrigued with those round party favors too, and often wondered what was inside them.
I loved the thought of making tinted coconut for this cake too.
I didn't remember this adorable doggie until flipping through this book again. Love him!
My cake baking ambitions were short lived. I guess ideas are like that in the brain of a twelve year old, but I kept the book. Now twenty five years later, I am poring over this now forty-seven year old book thinking again how wonderful all these ideas really are.