Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pretty as Pie

More Cooks Country adventures, this time Stained Glass cake! I opened up the Cook's Country 2009 Annual, and there was this bright cake shining back out at me, and it was so colorful I had to make it!!

Apparently this cake was used in Jello ads back in the 1950's and was something of a retro favorite. I love a good bit of Americana and when it's tasty as well as fun and kitschy it has to happen!

I took one to our friends house for 4th of July and it was a big hit. Right now I'm trying to come up with a recipe for an elegant miniature rose flavored version for tea parties?

Here are a couple of vintage broken glass cake pictures from the late 50's...


  1. Wow - that cake looks amazing! I'm going to have to see if I can find a recipe for my 'grown up' kid's party for my birthday - will be a great alternative to jelly and ice-cream!

    Also, sorry to go off topic, but I wanted to let you know that I've passed a couple of awards to you for having a blog both lovely and versatile: http://gentlewomanthief.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/a-very-proud-recipient/

  2. Ah thanks so much for this! I'll have to have a think and come up with some blogs to pass it onto now ^__^



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