.............my lovely lady cake................................


"On September 13, Mrs. Downing (I assume) made "fudge, maple fudge, and orange balls". It cost her a total of 38 cents. "Elizabeth" furnished butter, which "paid half of the expenses". On September 20th, 1912, she made "orange and lemon balls" and "chocolate fudge" at a cost of 18 cents. Later, the orange balls cost 19 cents to make and the lemon balls, 12 cents. She made a second batch of chocolate fudge out of which she got 28 bags of candy and sold each for 5 cents, earning $1.40. On September 21 she made two batches of fudge, yielding 12 bags of candy. Again on October 2 1912, she made lemon balls and orange balls and "sold" them to "college girls""-{Theophano, pg 144}


1 comment:

katrina and the king said...

I bought this because it reminds me so much of what I find on the blog-o-sphere. It's about deciphering women's lives through the cookbooks that they wrote. I personally see nothing too attractive about being a housewife, but I still can't get over how darling segments like this sound! For right now I'm using it as inspiration for poetry...you'll be hearing more about this book later :)