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Barbara Peterson tried desperately to hold back her excitement. She'd worked for hours to create the triple layer, double chocolate cake with mocha chiffon icing so it would appear just as she saw it in the September, 1962 issue of Good Housekeeping. She knew that it would be the talk of the First Lutheran Church of Wilmar, Minnesota annual all church potluck. She carefully placed the cake carrier that held her prize jewel onto the dessert table and waited for an appropriate time for the "grand revealing." As she was placing the covered cake she happened to glance up to see Dora Blanching who was herself setting her covered cake into position on the dessert table. Neither Barbara or Dora noticed that Glenda Wilton was eying them as she too was placing her covered cake onto the table. All three of the woman's eyes met as the each simultaneously lifted the covers off their cake servers. Then in unison, the three gasped in horror as they each realized they had made the exact same Good Housekeeping double chocolate cake with mocha chiffon icing.

The episode would live on in Lutheran Women's circles for years to come, often used in devotions on "The Pitfalls of Pride." But to others is fondly recalled by many as the best covered dish supper ever held at First Lutheran--the delicious chocolate cake being its foremost attribute. _______________________________________________________________

This super cool Copper-tone West Bend Cake Carrier would be the perfect addition to your kitchen. Made of anodized aluminum with a light copper tone it is 9" (23cm) tall, 14" (36cm) X 14" (36cm) wide with a 10.5" (27cm) X 10.5" (27cm) cake size area. The tray has two swivel locks to lock the lid in place for transport. There is a black graphic of a cake with "Cake" on the front of the lid. The lid has a black plastic handle. We are dating this piece to the late 1950s to early 1960s.

This cake server is in very good vintage condition. We found some light surface scratches and a few small dings but in overall good shape. The interior is very clean.

This cake server would look great with these copper-tone anodized canisters:

We have several other cake servers available including this one:

Mid-Century Anodized Aluminum Cake Carrier in Copper Tone "Retro Kitchen Fun"