Friday, August 28, 2009

Treasure Chest Thursday on Friday!: 08/28/09: Powdered Sugar Can

Yes, I know it's Friday, but I was researching all day at the Family History Library yesterday and did not get a chance to do this post. Better late than never...




















My mother had a special aluminum can for storing the powdered sugar she used to decorate her cakes and cookies. Whenever my mother would bake cakes or cookies for special occasions such as holidays, weddings, graduations, etc. she would take this can with her so that the items would be “perfect” when placed on the cookie trays. One time, while driving from Pittsburgh to Cleveland for one of my cousin’s bridal showers, my mother realized that she left this powdered sugar can behind and cajoled my father to turn the car around after an hour or so into the trip so she could retrieve it. Perhaps it was our imagination, but those cookies always did seem to taste better with a sprinkling of powdered sugar from that “magic can.” I now have the can in my kitchen cupboard.

1 comment:

Mary said...

My Dad was the cook in my childhood home and he had this same magic can, and so do I. I only use it for french toast.