Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

How To Ice A Cake [1951]

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The front cover of the pamphlet includes text that reads How To Ice A Cake, Let Anne Anson Show You, plus script above the title that identifies the pamphlet owner (Sally Robinson, plus an address). A black and white photo of a woman adding decorative icing to a cake using a Tala syringe dominates the cover. A pink background is behind the title in white icing. A white bulls-eye appears to the woman's left. The back cover includes text reading A Successful Hostess All The Year Round, Thanks To Tala, above black and white drawings of decorated cakes, puddings and cookies. The inside title page includes a letter to readers from Anne Anson, followed by pages categorized by heading such as: Some Preliminaries; Your Shopping List; Your Icing Equipment; The First Step; We Ice the Top and the Sides; A Birthday Cake in the Making; More Piping; Hints and Recipes; Quick Icing; Icing Sets & Accessories.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Author: Anson, Anne

Brand Name: Tala Icing Set

Publisher: Taylor, Law & Co, Ltd. (Stourbridge & Birmingham, England)


32 p.

21.3 x14.0 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Anson, Anne. How To Ice A Cake [1951]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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