Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Good Cakes


The front cover of the pamphlet features a color drawing of a little girl wearing a red bonnet and mittens, a blue coat, plus high-button galoshes, and holding a basket of apples and a box of Reliable Flour in her right arm. The title text reads Good Cakes, beneath which appears Won't Mother Be Pleased. In the lower right corner is red text and design reading Reliable Primer No. 4. The back cover has a black and white drawing of a pound cake on a plate, plus a coffee pot, sugar bowl and creamer. The primary text reads A Surprise Awaits You. Above the drawing is text stamped onto the cover, reading All Grocers Order To-Day And "A Surprise Awaits You." Inside pages open with a description of The "Reliable" Method Of Cake Making, followed by recipes, primarily for cakes.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Reliable Flour

Publisher: Reliable Flour Co. (Boston, Mass.)

1931 (ca.)

14 p.

9.5 x 8.3 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Good Cakes. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

illustration of king running with tray of tarts


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