Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bake Up a Story

Time once again to head into the kitchen and whip-up some tasty treats, courtesy of another of the many endlessly creative and fantastically illustrated (1960's?) Betty Crocker mini-cookbook pamphets. We'll be taking a delicious "Cook's Tour Through Storyland" visiting flavorful fabled lands and the crunchy characters that inhabit them, and I for one simply cannot wait to sink my teeth into Cinderella's Slipper! So whether you're flying to new heights with a Magic Carpet Cookie, jumping for joy with a Jack-Be-Nimble Date Cake, putting cracks in your diet with Humpty Dumpties, or burning off the roof of your mouth with a Tom Thumb Pizza, you can be sure that these tales will be the best you have ever eaten!




















11 comments:

Karswell said...

The Camelot Cookies page reveals an artist singnature as well, anyone know anything about GADBOIS?

Tor Hershman said...

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Mr. Cavin said...

See, and I always wondered by people didn't make square shaped and other polygonal cookies and then build stuff out of them, like simplified little gingerbread houses (I mean, a geodesic dome is really just a bunch of triangles). Apparently the answer to that wonder was simply that people have been doing this ever since the fifties. Go people!

Anonymous said...

this site always makes me hungry!

Tara said...

Found you while trying to track down Magic World stuff online...this blog is now one of my bookmarks. Love the retro cookbooks and holiday cards, as well as the St. Louis stuff (I'm from MD but have relatives in Ellisville).

Karswell said...

It's a small world Tara, I used to live in Ellisville myself! Glad to have you onboard, and you'll be happy to know I have more greeting card art lined up for the next post. Thanks for writing!

Karswell said...

Thanks to everyone else that wrote in too!

LisaB said...

Bake Up A Story - I have that book - just scanned it, and also Betty Crocker's Festive Fixin's With a Foreign Flair (1964). Bake Up a Story was printed just before, or just after Festive Fixin's, and both were inserts in Gold Medal Flour. I Baked from both those books when i was about 14 years old. Am 60 now and had somehow managed to hang onto both those books

Karswell said...

Thank for sharing Lisa, let us know your favorite recipes!

LisaB said...

As a teen the Good Fairy cookies were my favorite because of the chocolate. As a young mother, i love the Sugar plum Dreams because of their colorful appeal to my lil ones. Also the Lemon tea Tarts are a favorite. My poor lil books are so stained and worn with use, happily.

Craftypants Carol said...

these little cookbooks blow my mind. i'd never seen ones as cool as these till i came across all the ones you've posted. seriously - thanks so much for posting these. they're really amazing.

i really want to remember to make the Tiny Tims at xmas! i'll put it in my calendar.

and man those Tom Thumb Pizzas are so cute!