A few days after the recent royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Reva and I were losing ourselves in one of our favorite used book stores. It has small aisles and books stacked 10 feet high!! We love it, and while Reva was checking out vintage cook books, I was in the history section where the astute shop owner had assembled a little cart full of books about British Royalty.
Amongst the titles were two commemorative magazines in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in 1977. They were $5 each, in mint condition, and filled with beautiful old photographs. I'm a sucker, I had to have one! So I chose the one that had this wonderful old cake photo:
Why are we not making cakes like this anymore? Why are we so obsessed with height and sculpting and realism when you can have this beautiful behemoth?!! I love it, my jaw dropped when I saw it! This is an impressive cake. The only information given in the text is that this was taken in 1976 as the Queen toured the States in celebration of the bicentennial. Truly a cake fit for a queen.