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calluna
« on: December 13, 2007 07:51:14 PM »

I found this OOOLD Betty Crocker booklet that is so cute...All these baking projects based on storybook characters and rhymes. The imagery is better than the recipes, but the ideas are still good. I debated whether to post it, since it is technically baking, but it is crafty at heart!


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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007 01:56:27 PM »

Those Mr. Pickwicks are just about the cutest thing I've seen in a while.

Does the booklet have a date on it? I'm curious about how recently Betty Crocker could depend on its customers to know who Mr. Pickwick is and so appreciate a Pickwick bun. Nowadays you can't depend on the general public to know anything other than the current TV lineup. (Yes, that is my crotchety old woman face showing.)
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007 03:57:46 PM »

Sadly, no date on this booklet. There are no photos or "normal people" illustrations in it, and the whole thing is rather whimsical, so its really hard to tell when it was made. I'm fairly confident it's pre-1975, though.  Smiley

MonkeyThumb - I don't have any cookie-cutters, so I probably won't do the block-letter cookies. I haven't actually tried any of these recipes, I'm still so caught up in the pictures.  Cheesy But it is baking season, so I should give it a whirl...
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008 03:53:16 AM »

this is adorable! i love the front page!! the font is cute as!

this reminds me of my nan so so sweet! i want it!
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2008 04:14:31 PM »

Does the booklet have a date on it?

Looking at the colour palette and drawing style, I'd take a stab at it being 1940 - 1969, more likely pre-60s. (I'm a book geek, and love me some secondhand bookstores, can you tell?  Embarrassed)

That is super-cute, calluna!
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2008 11:47:30 AM »

Lovely ! The typography and the drawing style are typical of the first half of the 60's. No sooner, no later. Well, till the beginning of the 70's if Mrs Crocker is very conservative ! lol !
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2008 12:35:45 PM »

Lovely ! The typography and the drawing style are typical of the first half of the 60's. No sooner, no later. Well, till the beginning of the 70's if Mrs Crocker is very conservative ! lol !

Thank you! And I always assumed that Mrs. Crocker was conservative...considering her adamant obsession with baking during that particular era of Women's History.  Cheesy  "In my kitchen, we burn neither cookies nor bras!"
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2008 12:11:46 PM »

Is that "Storybook Dough" a playdough that you then bake??? My aunt has a memory of doing that as a child, and we've been searching everywhere for a recipe.

If it is bakeable playdough, could you please please give me the recipe???
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008 01:56:52 PM »

Is that "Storybook Dough" a playdough that you then bake??? My aunt has a memory of doing that as a child, and we've been searching everywhere for a recipe.

If it is bakeable playdough, could you please please give me the recipe???

Unfortunately, it's just plain old sugar cookie dough, as best as I can tell...It's sealed up in an envelope now to be sent out for a personal swap, so all I have to look at now is the photo. Sorry about that.
I think I've seen something like what you're talking about in the bigger baking cookbooks from the 1960s and 70s, though...I remember the technicolor pictures but no recipes... Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2008 11:49:57 AM »

If anyone is still interested, I located all of the pages of this booklet, on this site - http://www.flickr.com/photos/12037699@N03/2060498689/in/photostream/
This is the cover, just click to the right for the rest.
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