Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Presto Recipe Book For Little Girls And Their Mothers


The front cover is white with a blue and white checkerboard border on the top and right side. There are color photographs of a layer cake, a lemon meringue pie, biscuits and a china coffee pot. The title is in black print. The back cover has the same border on the top and left side with a large color photograph of a box of Presto Cake Flour in the middle. Below is "For Sure Easy Baking -- Requires No Baking Powder." The front end page has color photographs of Presto Marble Cake, Presto Layer Cake and Presto Chocolate Sponge Cake with copyright information at the bottom. The back end page has color photographs of a Presto Gold Cake, Presto Butterscotch Pie and Presto Imperial Cake. The first five pages have an introduction and "all the beginner needs to know to start right in": About Measuring, Materials For Good Cakes; Just Two Kinds Of Cake, The Start; How Butter Cakes Are Made;, How To Make A Sponge Cake; Why Presto Gives You Better Results; Recipes For Girls; and Try These Famous Hecker-H-O Products. There is a two-page index at the end of the pamphlet and color photographs with the recipes on the middle four pages. There is a single hole punch in the upper left corner of the pamphlet.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Presto Cake Flour

Publisher: Hecker-H-O Co., Inc. (Buffalo, N.Y.)


36 p.

17.8 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: The Presto Recipe Book For Little Girls And Their Mothers. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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