Tag Archives: 1920s

Carrot Cupcakes With DIY Edible Grass

Carrot Cupcakes With Edible Grass

These are the best carrot cake cupcakes I’ve ever had! 😀 Moist and flavorful with grated carrots and ground almonds. They’re perfect for Easter or anytime! The carrot cupcakes are topped with lemon icing and edible grass, and decorated with homemade naturally colored marzipan carrots! Continue reading Carrot Cupcakes With DIY Edible Grass

Strawberry Custard Pie – Historical Food Fortnightly Challenge #24 – Redo!

Old Fashioned Strawberry Custard Pie Recipe

For the HFF2 challenge 24 – Redo! I made the Edwardian Strawberry Custard Pie again. Last time the cake didn’t turn out as planned: the custard was too runny, the pie too sweet, and I had made too much shortcrust pastry. So I made some adjustment to the recipe. Continue reading Strawberry Custard Pie – Historical Food Fortnightly Challenge #24 – Redo!

Homemade Kohl Recipe – Edwardian Black Grease Paint

Homemade Kohl Recipe - Edwardian Black Grease Paint

Black grease paint was used in the Edwardian era as alternative to liquid eyeliner to accentuate the eyes. Grease paint was usually sold in sticks covered in paper, sometimes protected by a cardboard tube. Grease paint sticks looked like wax crayons (here’s a picture of 1930s stick grease paints). This Edwardian black grease paint recipe is from 1916. Continue reading Homemade Kohl Recipe – Edwardian Black Grease Paint

Victorian Spanische Windtorte Recipe – Historical Food Fortnightly

Spanische Windtorte - Historical Food Fortnightly

I thought Spanische Windtorte would be perfect for challenge 15 – Smell, Sight, Sound, Touch of the Historical Food Fortnightly. Spanische Windtorte (spanish wind cake) is a meringue cake, filled with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Continue reading Victorian Spanische Windtorte Recipe – Historical Food Fortnightly