Tuesday, November 2, 2010

2 November 1956 “Happy Birthday to Me”

dominosugarad Today is my birthday. Though I will be celebrating tomorrow with friends and family, as that was the day my hubby could organize everyone. It is my second birthday in the 1950’s. It has, of course, made me appreciate the simplicity and rustic character of the cakes of old.
Today, with so many cooking/baking/reality shows, cakes are meant to be over the top and perfect to a fault. Fondant icing (not very tasty) for all its smooth qualities gives us cold and unfeeling perfection. I, however, want to relish in the quaint almost Folk Art quality of the cakes of yore.
bananaspicecake I enjoy cakes that first off taste wonderful and take their ingredients and taste more into priority than how fanciful they look. With that said, some simple tricks can do wonders. And what may been seen today as gaudy or amateurish shows more live than over the top fondant cakes or quickly made grocery store cakes.
heartcake Why not match the punch, balloons and cake to the wallpaper? In fact, the rough texture often used in 50’s cakes makes it easy on the baker and yet has a wonderful look to it. Those fresh strawberries in and around that cake look scrumptious. birthdaycake The fun of some simple candies, swirls of the knife and a homemade ‘party favor’ out of an old toilet roll and crepe paper says someone cares and vintage fun!
As I shall be celebrating tomorrow, I won’t be posting. But, do think of me, I shall be thinking of you.
For now, enjoy this birthday themed episode of the Abbot and Costello TV show “Lou’s Birthday Party”.
This shall be added to Apron TV under Classic Tv if you want to watch it again.
Have a great day and Happy Homemaking.
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