Sunday, 15 February 2015
Sydney Harbour Bridge Souvenir Cookery Book 1932
Mr John Morgan (Pastrycook)
Use an ordinary sponge mixing, baked in sandwich tins, and fill with the following mixture: Grate sufficient pineapple to fill a cup, take the same quantity icing sugar and cream. Beat the cream to a strong whip, and work in the pineapple and sugar a little at a time. When all are blended spread between the sandwiches. Ice with boiled icing, and decorate with pieces of pine and angelica cut to resemble leaves.
I feel quite sure that the author, Mr John Morgan, would not approve of my decorations for Jane's birthday cake !!!! As he said:
“Practice makes perfection, and in nothing is this more true than in cake decorating.”
And this is one of his own prize winning creations (of which he was obviously VERY proud):
“It may be mentioned that the cake that won the championship of Australasia was electrically illuminated, there being 11 six-candle-power electric bulbs concealed in the threadwork upon the cake, and the brilliancy therefrom when all the lights were switched on gave forth a glorious sparkling lustre, surpassing even the glittering golden treasures that were found in the tomb of King Tutankhamen” Mr John Morgan.
And some more of Mr John Morgan's fabulously inventive cakes: