Vintage Cakes – Sweet Old Dears
You may not be old enough to remember the birthday cakes of days gone by, but for me, these confections are the memories of my childhood. Of all the Nana’s getting together to bake for the local church fete. Of the Royal Melbourne show and the cake decorating competition and of my Mother’s early cake decorating triumphs. It may not be that this time was very long ago, but the traditions that came with special occasions always included a cake such as these. It wasn’t until the 1990′s for me that people around these parts started to get more modern with their designs, and then the offerings at the local fetes became not much better than a shake and bake mix.
Anyway, not that I am any good at this sort of thing myself, but I do enjoy and appreciate the work that goes into them.
Today’s vintage eye candy is most likely as sweet as it looks. I wonder if anyone is still making these?
“If I told you how old I really was, I’d have to set you on fire.”
If only I had the patience…. perhaps that explains the explosion of the cupcake market these days.
Small, pretty and much,much faster!