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cakes and pastry, oh my--the most amazing vintage book ever

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this truly is one of the coolest books i've ever seen.

it is a HUGE tome--over 400 pages.

titled "Praktische Konditorei-Kunst." 1928 edition.

known by the abbreviated title, "Pra-Ko-Ku," it is an early 20th-century guide for pastry students and chefs who supplied baked goods to Konditorei (tearooms and cafés specializing in pastry arts.

it is translated into several languages (english, french, german, swedish and spanish!)

there are the most GLORIOUS color plates of cakes, pies, pastries in the old european fashion.

book contains a wealth of written and visual information.

with the popularity of baking, bakeries and baked goods right now, i can imagine that you could create a whole thriving business based on these traditional styles.

this book can also be dis-mantled and the SUBLIME color plates framed. they would make wonderful decor for your home, studio or shop wall.

from the photos, you can see that there is some fading on the linen cover. also, the front cover is still attached, though separated from the spine on the inside of the book.

the insides of the book. it's heart. is purely preserved.

please convo me if you have any more questions about the book or its content. please also note the shipping prices--i have made a slight increase, in order to cover the cost of shipping such a heavy book.

i can't say enough about it--
once again, it's a gem and a real find...


cakes and pastry, oh my--the most amazing vintage book ever


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: book, instructions, information, illustrations, photos
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