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Lady Baltimore Birthday Cake

Lady Baltimore Birthday Cake

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A cake that is different in flavour & appearance from my usual themed cakes. And I am proud to mention here the statement made by the person who ordered the cake that “It looks like a lady floating so peacefully with butterflies around”. This special cake is called Lady Baltimore Cake. It is a Southern specialty variations. A favorite wedding cake, this mountainous cake is a white cake topped with a boiled or “Seven Minute Frosting.” What makes the cake so distinctive is the combination of chopped nuts and dried or candied fruits in its frosting. And here is a short description of it from http://researchingfoodhistory.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/lady-baltimore-cake.html

Owen Wister (1860-1938), a Philadelphian, wrote an immensely popular western set on a Wyoming cattle ranch The Virginian in 1902. In his novel, Lady Baltimore, 1906, the narrator observes a young man order a Lady Baltimore Cake for his wedding at the Woman’s Exchange in King’s Port [Charleston, SC]. The narrator asked for a slice of the cake to sample...I returned to the table and she brought me the cake, and I had my first felicitous meeting with Lady Baltimore. Oh, my goodness! Did you ever taste it? 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. Delighted surprise caused me once more to speak aloud, and with my mouth full, "But, dear me, this is delicious!"

Although the novel was not as successful as The Virginian, the cake became a hit.

Lady Baltimore Birthday Cake

Lady Baltimore Birthday Cake

Lady Baltimore Birthday Cake

Lady Baltimore Birthday Cake

Lady Baltimore Birthday Cake

Lady Baltimore Birthday Cake

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