A Groovy Cookbook



My daughter and her husband were in Lexington, Kentucky two weeks ago to attend the Breyer Horse Festival. While they were in town they stopped at a Goodwill store and picked up several cookbooks for me. One was a very colorfully illustrated General Foods Corp. book titled The Well Dressed Dessert, copyright 1969. The recipes are all rather mundane featuring Cool Whip, Jello, etc. It is the groovy illustrations that make it so fun. My scans really don't do justice to the colors. The little cupcake hippie cracks me up. Another interesting feature about the book is that it is double sided easel style. The recipes are so involved that you simply must have that book upright on the counter so you can follow all the detailed steps :). Just kidding of course. The recipe suggestion under the cupcake hippie is:

Kicky Kupkakes

"Hoist the party flag and show off your fine touch with custom-made cupcakes. Use your favorite mix baked in colorful foil baking cups."

Use 4 cups (or one 9-oz. container) of thawed Cool Whip. Thinly frost tops of 24 cupcakes with plain, flavored, or tinted whipped topping. Decorate a few cupcakes at a time, keeping remaining cupcakes chilled. Garnish with chocolate curls; grated chocolate; chopped nuts; whole, sliced , or slivered almonds; chopped candied fruit; or maraschino cherries.

4 comments:

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Ah, the good old psychedelic days of Sargent Pepper and Peter Max! I love those pictures, and at the time, I loved Cool Whip, too!

Lidian said...

What a supremely cool cookbook! Yeah baby!

Love the psychedelic cupcake.

Tootie said...

Wow! That is a psychedelic cookbook! Groovy!

Monica said...

AHHHHH I have this groovy book!!!