Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Latest Cake Secrets [1934]


The front cover features a drawn colored illustration of a chocolate cake with white frosting and it is missing a slice. The title "The Latest Cake Secrets" is written in white lettering against an orange background. The back cover contains a container of Swans Down Cake Flour against a blue and orange background. The inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that utilize Swans Down Cake Flour in them. All recipes entail a list of the ingredients needed plus directions on how to prepare the dish. The pages are split into five categories including Good Recipes, A Hostess Calendar, For Perfect Cakes, General Index, and Cake Set Offer. There are drawn colored illustrations located throughout the inside pages of different prepared dishes. There are also black and white photographic illustrations depicting various steps for making the dishes.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Swans Down Cake Flour

Publisher: General Foods Corp. (New York, N.Y.)


64 p.

20.6 x 14.0 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: Permission is granted from the copyright owner/holder.


Citation: The Latest Cake Secrets [1934]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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