Not yet a lost art, baking a cake together builds family bonds. Young bakers practice chemistry, cooperation, patience and artistic skills. Before electrical appliances, family cooks relied on muscle power to beat up batters and whip air into frostings. By the 1930s, electric mixers were popular and came with attachments for whipping, stirring, and even kneading dough. Modern appliances offer many variations in tools and appearance but perform the same task.
|Sunbeam Stand Mixer ca. 1950s|
|Whippit cream and egg whip, made in Muskegon.|
|Lilly White Baking Powder|
|Betty Brite baking cups.|
|Glass measuring cup|
|Community cake for President Franklin D. Roosevelt's birthday on January 30, 1934 was also a fund raiser for the Crippled Children's Society.|
|Monta Gourdeau's birthday, 1959.|