…..When you could bake a cake For Boys and For Girls and not have the world hate you!
We’re baking a non-birthday cake today, a For No Reason cake, for the three girl grandchildren, all of whom love ribbons and bows and tutus and pink and sparkles and dresses and pretty shoes and, well, all things girls are made of! Love it love it love it.
In a very old birthday cake cookbook I have, that has no visible print date, I found these options for Cakes For Girls….
The Sewing Machine.…
The Sewing Kit (I’m sensing a theme)….
And a Stove….
In the chapter For Boys, these….
The Pirate, aaargh,
The Race Car….
And my favorite, The Wigwam….
Complete with warring scalp-em Injuns….this IS what boys are made of and what shame PC culture has forced them to abandon such things. I mean, if you subscribe to WSJ, the photo of the “man” at a spa, with salami on his eyes, well, that says so much, and not in a good way.
This is the book that has the chapters for boys and girls, says Australian Women’s Weekly so I have NO idea how I got it.
I have these old books too…all good.
So which one are we making????? Stay tuned, it’s in the oven…..
Ta da…….we chose a cake from the Children’s parties book, the very simple Happy Face emoji. Of course, when the book was published, the word emoji didn’t exist.
With only one tub of frosting, the sides of the cake are not frosted, but goodly glops of neon frosting are in the middle and top, where it matters!