Or (at least for me) something unfamiliar, like Neapolitan Cake or this magnificent Chocolate Surprise Cake.
What I love about this book (aside from the very recipes tucked inside the pages) is the plastic cover. When you buy the book, it comes with this sturdy plastic cover which protects it from the wear and tear of referring to the recipes all the time. As you can see, I seem to have worn out my copy already. I sometimes bring it out with me to read. It has even come with me to a Korean and Chinese Restaurant. I am a geek that way.
The Goldilocks Bake Book is not just a recipe book. It also chronicled the Bakeshop’s journey from a single store to the massive empire it is now. All because of a dream two ambitious women had. Love the vintage pictures of their “behind the scenes” operations through out the years.
Here are some old pictures of their celebration cakes. I love looking at these. The cake as the centerpiece of every occasion.
And here I am on my big bash seventh birthday. Since it was my seventh, I got a customized cake with a Disney theme. My mom was telling me I fought tooth and nail to wear this yellow Barbie dress even though it’s a size smaller than my already small frame. But I think it looked good. Still does don’t you think? And I can not let this pass, don’t you also love the iconic 80’s “handa”? Hotdogs on a stick stuck in a cabbage? 🙂 Love it.