Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Cake Good..Better...Best- Which Is Yours?


The front panel begins at the top with a red band containing the word "cake" in white lettering. Below, there is an illustration of a cake and a piece of cake on two separate plates. The phrase "Good...Better...Best, which is yours" is stated in black lettering towards the bottom with a large red question mark located to the right. In the bottom left-hand corner, there is an NRA symbol. The back panel features a promotion for Rumford Baking Powder followed by a can of Rumford Baking Powder on black and white rays. At the bottom, the phrase "Rumford All-Phosphate Baking Powder The Two-To-One Leavener" is written in black lettering. The inside panels are dedicated to informational paragraphs discussing the topic of balanced recipes and a recipe for a plain cake. The recipe entails a list of all the ingredients needed plus step-by-step directions on how to prepare the dish. There is also a panel explaining the reasons why cakes fall, contain poor texture, do not rise, crack, and have soggy streaks. Throughout the inside panels there are small various illustrations depicting a woman in a red dress baking.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Rumford

Publisher: Rumford Chemical Works (Providence, R.I.)

1934 (ca.)

15.6 x 8.6 cm


Language: English

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


Citation: Cake Good..Better...Best- Which Is Yours?. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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