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Website Updated library of Alan Davidson / Henrietta Green plus more
We've just fully updated our website
due to the recent acquisition of a large number of
cookery and food related books from the libraries of
both Alan Davidson and Henrietta Green.
  • On our HOME page; we've added a "Special Cookery Book 2013" downloadable pdf file, which includes small photos of all the cookery books listed [alphabeticaly by author].
  • Don't miss out on the sub-catagories, which you can view by hovering over the list on the site map top-left.
  • Our Blog has a recipe for English Madeline's as well as photographs of cakes I've recently made for recent family occasions.
  • Our New Listings has photographs of some of our books, if you don't see a photograph please email us requesting one.
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My love of cake making has recently been revived, by my husband promising a cake for my father-in-law's 90th birthday and prior to that their 70th Platinum Wedding Anniversary.

I really loved doing this, even though when I'd finished, I said never again.   It was also a chance to make my late mum's cake recipes as well, so it was a real trip down memory lane, as when I was a child mum used to make such wonderful cakes with lots of fiddley royal icing baskets.   So I just thought I'd take a moment to share them with you.

Hope you like them?    Let me know!

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Platinum Wedding Anniversary Cake

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90th Birthday Cakes

I had to make 3 cakes.  
1 for a family lunch party
1 similar and a more formal cake for the big family party to come.
The character cakes were for his life story which my husband had put together
First he was a delivery boy, for the remainder of his life he was in the R.A.F. as a Batman [Waiter].  His hobby was gardening, in particular he loved growing veg and onions.
The Main Cake is the badge for the R.A.F. Staff College in Bracknell, with their motto.   Hubby kindly presented me with a miniture photo and said "You can make a cake with this on, can't you."   Well as you can tell he knows which buttons to press.   So make them I did.

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