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Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pg [1], front cover
pg [1], front cover

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [2-3]
pp [2-3]

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [4-5] Butterfly Cake
pp [4-5] Butterfly Cake

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [6-7] Teddy Bear
pp [6-7] Teddy Bear

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [8-9] Spot the Fox Terrier
pp [8-9] Spot the Fox Terrier

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [10-11] Tortie the Turtle
pp [10-11] Tortie the Turtle

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [12-13] Ella Elephant
pp [12-13] Ella Elephant

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [14-15] Myrtle and Milton Mouse
pp [14-15] Myrtle and Milton Mouse

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [16-17] Swanee [swan]
pp [16-17] Swanee [swan]

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [18-19] Dandy-Lion Cake
pp [18-19] Dandy-Lion Cake

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [20-21] Perry the Penguin
pp [20-21] Perry the Penguin

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [22-23] Hobby Horse Cake
pp [22-23] Hobby Horse Cake

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [24-25] Fanny the Fish
pp [24-25] Fanny the Fish

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [26-27] Quack-Quack the Duck
pp [26-27] Quack-Quack the Duck

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [28-29] Jerry Giraffe
pp [28-29] Jerry Giraffe

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [30-31] Deerie the Reindeer
pp [30-31] Deerie the Reindeer

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [32-33] the Cut-up Kids (Jack and Jill)
pp [32-33] the Cut-up Kids (Jack and Jill)

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pp [34-35] Cut-up Cake Hints
pp [34-35] Cut-up Cake Hints

Image of 2010.007.0471, Cookbook: pg [36] back cover; General Foods address
pg [36] back cover; General Foods address

TitleBaker’s Coconut Animal Cut-Up Cakes. Published by General Foods Corp., White Plains, N.Y. Copyright 1959.
Object NameCookbook
Catalog Number2010.007.0471
MULTIMEDIA LINKSCLICK HERE to view the PDF; note - please be patient while file opens.
CollectionHoboken Manufactured Products Collection
CreditMuseum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & ContentBaker’s Coconut Animal Cut-Up Cakes. Published General Foods Corporation, White Plains, N.Y. Copyright 1959. Booklet printed in full color, 4-3/4” x 6-1/4” high, unpaginated [36 pp.] PDF on file.

Note the product was produced the Franklin Baker Divison of General Foods and was or had been located in Hoboken, but this publication does not mention Franklin Baker and is credited to General Foods. Publication promoted the sale and use of Baker’s Coconut and was the second in a series on these cake styles, the first was in 1956 (see archives 2010.007.0178 for this edition which was published by the Franklin Baker Division, Hoboken.) The title here has completely diffferent content than the 1956 edition. With varying titles, formats and major revisions, editions of Cut-Up Cakes were published for over three decades, well after the Franklin Baker Division left Hoboken.

It is not a true recipe book. A how-to decoration guide (”Directions for making these clever cakes from General Foods Kitchens”) for a cakes with animal themes. Packaging in a can and box are shown on page [3] and back cover for Angel Flake Coconut, ”New Tender-thin Flakes.”

The cakes were intended to be constructed by cutting up layer cakes to make whimsically themed and shaped desserts for presentation. Besides a photo of the finished cake, there are how-to photos. Even though titled as ”Animal” there are the ”Cut-Up Kids (Jack and JIll).”

The booklet was not a free publication although no price is stated. Packaged products and advertising carried instructions to send 15 cents (”coin, check or money order”) to Cut-Up Cakes ... Kankakee, Illinois. (This place for fulfillment would indicate that the booklet itself was not produced in Hoboken; likely created by the General Foods Kitchens.)
Date1959
Year Range from1959
Year Range to1959
Search TermsFranklin Baker Company
 Baker’s Coconut
 General Foods Corporation
Captionpg [1], front cover
Imagefile076\20100070471.TIF
ClassificationAdvertising
Food
Social & Personal Activity
Domestic Life
Manufacturing
Business & Commerce
Parties
Holidays
Imagepg [1], front cover
 pp [2-3]
 pp [4-5] Butterfly Cake
 pp [6-7] Teddy Bear
 pp [8-9] Spot the Fox Terrier
 pp [10-11] Tortie the Turtle
 pp [12-13] Ella Elephant
 pp [14-15] Myrtle and Milton Mouse
 pp [16-17] Swanee [swan]
 pp [18-19] Dandy-Lion Cake
 pp [20-21] Perry the Penguin
 pp [22-23] Hobby Horse Cake
 pp [24-25] Fanny the Fish
 pp [26-27] Quack-Quack the Duck
 pp [28-29] Jerry Giraffe
 pp [30-31] Deerie the Reindeer
 pp [32-33] the Cut-up Kids (Jack and Jill)
 pp [34-35] Cut-up Cake Hints
 pg [36] back cover; General Foods address

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