Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Cake Making At High Altitudes [1940]


The front cover features a blue and white photographic illustration of mountains with pine trees at the foot of them. The title "Cake Making at High Altitudes" is written in white lettering below the illustration. The back cover contains a blue and white photographic of mountains just like the front. Towards the bottom, there is a white box with blue lettering titled "Swans Down Cake Flour, Important to High-Altitude Cake Making." The company name and address are written in the bottom of the box. 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 for altitudes of 3000 feet, 5000 feet, and 7500 feet, and directions on how to prepare the dish. Some of the recipes listed include Coconut Layer Cake, White Moon Cake, Chocolate Cream Cake, Empress Sponge Cake, Cake Frostings, and Cake Fillings. Pages twenty nine and thirty contain informational paragraphs on how to modify your own recipes. The back end page is made up of a list of cities and towns at high altitudes.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Swans Down Cake Flour

Publisher: Igleheart Brothers (Evansville, Ind.)


30 p.

15.2 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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


Citation: Cake Making At High Altitudes [1940]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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