Monday, January 16, 2006

Novelty Cakes & Cookies

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Today I purchased (thrift store, fifty cents) McCall's Bake-It Book, 1975. Funky stuff in there, like these cakes that are fun for kids' birthday parties, but don't call for any special cake pans.

Note the fire hose is thin black licorice wrapped around an empty thread spool. Animals are cookies, as are wheels.
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Mary just made a cake that looks like a radio. Here, cookies that look like a clock.
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An ark full of cookies! I don't see why it just has to be Christmas, although it's certainly a fun alternative to the traditional gingerbread house. I love the owls. I wonder how gingerbread houses came to be associated with Christmas anyway? Wouldn't it make more sense to make a gingerbread Nativity scene? And wouldn't it be cool? Hmmm...

But look at the detail! Elephants look they've popped off an Indian tapestry. The frog! The floral pigs! The joy birds! It's awesome.
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But here's what I want to make most of all: cheesecake with a pineapple glaze. Yum.
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Blogger The Calico Cat said...

I love those funky cakes... My GF once made kitty cup cakes for my birthday. Cashews were the harelips, sliced spice drop was the tongue, toblerone were the ears.... Very FUN!

BTW I posted an eay pie on my blog today. Great Minds.... (Or are we both always thinking about dessert?)

5:41 AM  
Blogger my house is cuter than yours said...

I NEED THAT BOOK! so cool!

1:21 PM  
Blogger Susie Sunshine said...

That Raggedy Ann has a Sharon Stone in "Basic Instinct" thing goin' on.

11:57 AM  

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