Lambie Pan Amateur Hour

Posted on May 1 2011 - 6:43am by RetroRuth

Good Housekeeping Cakes001

Apparently, making a lamb cake from your lamb pan is for losers!!!

Introducing: Pup on Pillow, Puss in Boots, Holiday Stag and Fawn for Easter.

No “lambs” here!

From Good Housekeeping’s Cake Book, 1958

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  1. Miss RM May 1, 2011 at 10:57 am - Reply

    I was just looking at these cakes the other day! It was in a different cookbook, and the photo was taken from a different angle… but the cakes were the same!? I wanted to make kitty in the basket, but I don’t think I’m ready for that part where you have to build up her cheeks with coconut. I’m still too amateur!

    • RetroRuth May 3, 2011 at 9:42 am - Reply

      Me too!!!

  2. Amy May 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Gosh the cakes look like so much detail and work went into them.

    • RetroRuth May 3, 2011 at 9:42 am - Reply

      I know! Makes me feel like such a loser for my “lamb” attempts…

  3. Eartha Kitsch May 4, 2011 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Wow……I will never be able to die happy unless I’ve at least attempted that cat in a basket. I’m thinking that it would be impossible to eat but still…wow.

    • RetroRuth May 4, 2011 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Yeah…I’m kinda thinking the same thing. Except about the Holiday stag. I am wondering how he will taste made out of gingerbread…

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