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Cakes Throughout U.S. History

CAKES THROUGHOUT U.S. HISTORY 1850 BOSTON CREAM PIE BAKED ALASKA Bostonians Approve Created in the mid-1850s at Boston's Parker House Hotel. Became Massachusetts's wicked A Cake for a Cause good official dessert in 1996. Chocolate Ganache Hot Milk Sponge Cake Pastry Cream Originated at New York's famed restaurant Delmonico's to celebrate the purchase of Alaska. February 1 is Baked Alaska Day in the US. INTERIOR INTERIOR Meringue Pound Cake Sherbet 1872 PROVIDENCE, RI The dining car (“diner") business gets its start with Walter Scott's first horse-drawn lunch wagon, where he sold sandwiches and coffee to night workers and patrons of men's club rooms. 1887 William Horlick makes the very first milkshake. (He also created malted milk. The world thanks you, Mr. Horlick.) 1893 CHICAGO, IL Columbian Exposition in Chicago, at which a newfangled eating tool known as a “spoon" becomes all the rage. MINNEHAHA CAKE CLASSIC LANE CAKE A Merry Cake Named after a fictional princess in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1855 poem "Song of Hiawatha." It means “laughing water." Brown Sugar Frosting INTERIOR. Frosting, Raisin, Almond Mixture A Cake with a Literary Pedigree Debuted in 1898, then got Scout drunk in Harper Lee's 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird: "Miss Maudie Atkinson baked a Lane cake so White Cake 1903 loaded with shinny it made me tight." HERSHEY, PA Largest chocolate factory in the world is built by Milton Hershey. It was big then, but the company is even bigger now, with more than 12,000 employees and more than $5 billion in revenue. Pecan, Coconut, Preserves, Bourbon Mixture White Cake 1900 WELLESLEY FUDGE CAKE LADY BALTIMORE CAKE So Good It's Illegal? Used as contraband in the early 1900s at Wellesley College, where sweets were prohibited. A Bodice Buster Gained popularity after American writer Owen Wister named his 1906 romance novel after it and described it as such: "It's all soft, and it's in layers, and it has nuts-but I can't write any more about it; my mouth waters too much." ANTERIOR Chocolate Cake Fudge Frosting INTERIOR Meringue Icing 1920 NEW YORK, NY Prohibition begins in America. Before prohibition, the city could claim 15,000 legal saloons. By the time prohibi- tion ended (in 1933), there were more than 30,000 illegal ones. Dried Fruit and Nut Filling White Cake CHOCOLATE BLACKOUT 1912 PASADENA, CA Writer, Francophile, and culinary icon Julia Child is born. 1916 MEMPHIS, TN Piggly Wiggly, the first self-service grocery store in America, opens at 79 Jefferson Street in Memphis. Brooklyn's Beloved Created by Ebinger's Baking Company, Brooklyn's beloved bakery that was open 1934 Yankee slugger Lou Gehrig becomes the first athlete to be featured on a box of Wheaties. from 1898 to 1972. Named after the blackout drills performed by the Civilian Defense Corps during WWII. STAINED GLASS CAKE ..*******.. INTERIOR Fudgy, Chocolate Cake Chocolate Pudding 1952 The first Swanson TV Dinner debuts. The alumi- num tray of compartmentalized frozen food costs 98 cents and consists of turkey, cornbread dress- ing, peas, and sweet potatoes. The concept of space-agey convenience strikes a chord: Swanson sells 10 million in its first year of production. A Cake of Many Names Also known as Crown Jewel Cake • Broken Glass Cake 1950 Broken Window Cake Jell-0 Cubes INTERIOR Pineapple Juice, Cream Mixture BROWN-EYED SUSAN CAKE Graham Cracker Crust 1954 Salesman Ray Kroc persuades the McDonald brothers, proprietors of a busy little hamburger restaurant in California, to let him franchise their ideas. It pays off: McDonald's is now the leading fast food chain, with more than 33,000 restaurants in 119 countries. Flour Power During the 1950s, garden-themed cakes started cropping up in cookbooks like wildflowers. 1960s CHICAGO, IL The celery stick garnish originates at Chicago's Ambassador East Hotel. A customer was served a Bloody Mary, minus the customary swizzle stick. He grabbed a stalk of celery from the relish tray and used it to stir his drink. Chrysanthemum Cake Yellow cake topped with spiky “petals" of meringue Pink Azalea Cake Cake layers covered with pink-tinted frosting and strawberries Dahlia Cake Frosted layer cakes lined with different- colored-red, orange, yellow-dahlias SMITH ISLAND CAKE ............ INTERIOR. Orange Yellow Cake Chocolate Cake Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Certifiably Delicious Named after the only inhabited off-shore island in Chesapeake Bay. Became Maryland's official dessert in 1981. CooksCountry Fudgy Chocolate Frosting INTERIOR Yellow Cake INTERIOP

Cakes Throughout U.S. History

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