Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cakes in the 1870s

Ever wondered what the cake looked like at some festive occasion in the 1870s? Wonder no more. These cakes were photographed by W.H.Vize some time between 1870 and 1877, during the time he was at Bairnsdale.

They appear to be extensively covered in some form of decoration - were they icing, or pressed paper or pressed chenille?

From the Cahill photograph collection. You can get a slightly better look at them HERE.


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