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Wedding Cake Frosting (VRP 400)

Wedding Cake Frosting (VRP 400)

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Vintage Recipe Box 400 comes to us from Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

It is a large white metal box that measures 12” D x 5.5” W x 4” H with a metal tag that says “American Home Menu Maker.” According to my research, the box was sold in multiple colors for $1 and included 212 “basic recipes” for an additional $.50. (See the image below that is an order form to purchase the box.)

At this time we do not know anything about the history of the box.

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Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake Frosting (VRP 400)

Wedding Cake Frosting (VRP 400)


  • 3 1/3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 6 egg whites


    Sift flour, baking powder and salt together 3 times.
    Cream shortening. Add sugar gradually creaming until light and fluffy. Add extracts.
    Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with milk starting and ending with flour.
    Beat egg whites until they hold firm peaks; fold into batter. Turn into well greased and floured tins. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 50-60minutes for layers 2 inches deep and 35-40 minutes for layers 1½ inches deep.
    This recipe sufficient to make:
    1-12 inch layer (2" deep) 1-9inch layer (1½" deep) plus 1-6inch layer (1½" deep) plus 3 medium cupcakes.
    1½ times recipe makes 1-10inch layer (2" deep) plus 1-8" layer (2" deep) plus 2 medium cup cakes.

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