When it comes to vintage goodies, I love items that are both useful and decorative, like my newest find below. Resealable metal containers, called cake carriers or keepers, were the precursors of Tupperware. They helped safely transport precious pies and cakes to Christmas parties, book club meetings, luncheons, and picnics during the 1930's through the 50's.
Cake keepers in good condition are getting harder to find, so I was pleased to come across this one that will make an appearance in my Etsy shop later today. Finding one that is clean, not dented or rusty can be quite a feat. Who would want to put a luscious cake, like the ones below, in a carrier that is all icky inside?
Aren't these cakes incredible? They are just some of the delectable baked goods offered for sale on my sister Judy's website. She and Phyllis, her best friend of 50 years, have a sweet company called Baker Babes.
Is your mouth watering yet? If these gorgeous cakes didn't do it for you, maybe more photos of charming cake keepers will.
The green one is part of my personal nasturtium pattern kitchenware collection. The others are ones that I have sold in the past. Aren't they fun?
Last December, Hannah treated us to the yummy chocolate chip pecan pie above. (You can find the recipe here.) She'll be home from college by week's end for winter break. I can't wait to see her. I sure hope she'll bake us another delicious pie!