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North Pole Party


For a winter birthday or the hottest day in summer! Go on an around-the-house explorer’s party, ending at the North Pole with box lunches, sugar snow, funny little gnomes and Igloo Cake.

1 package of our devils food cake mix
1 package of our fluffy white frosting mix
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
¼ teaspoon shortening

Bake cake in 2 layer pans, 8 x 1½ inches, as directed on package. Prepare frosting mix as directed on package.

Cut layers into halves to make 4 semicircles; put halves together with frosting to form igloo. Place cake upright on cut edge on serving plate or tray. Frost top and sides of igloo.

Melt chocolate and shortening over low heat. Using teaspoon, drizzle melted chocolate on top and sides of igloo in parallel crisscross lines to make ice block squares. Surround igloo with sprinkling of granulated sugar for snow.

Into each box lunch, tuck a whole carrot, an apple, a small chocolate bar for quick energy and at the last minute, 2 hot crusty fish sticks. Stories about penguins, polar bears and walruses will keep the children happy during lunch.

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Igloo Cake


Cooking time: 45 mins.
Preparation time: 45 mins.
Main cooking utensils: saucepan, 1 to 1 1/2 quart ovenproof bowl
Oven temperature: 350-375°F.
Oven position: center

For 8-10 servings you need:
2 medium cooking apples
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup margarine or butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
grated ring and juice of 1/2 lemon
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder

Butter frosting:
1 cup butter
3 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
juice of lemon
3-4 oz. chocolate buttons
2 marshmallows
1 dessert apple
little lemon juice

1. Peel and core applies and cook with sugar, water, and lemon juice to a thick purée, sieve of beat hard.

2. Cream butter and sugar until soft and light and add grated lemon rind.

3. Beat eggs and lemon juice and beat gradually into butter mixture, adding a little flour if mixture starts to curdle.

4. Stir in rest of sifted flour and apple purée, put into greased ovenproof bowl, and bake until firm to the touch. Cool on wire rack.

5. Cream butter and confectioners’ sugar well, then add lemon juice.

6. Stand cake on cake board on flat plate. Spread little butter frosting over the board to look like snow and cover cake with the remainder.

7. Press chocolate buttons on top, then marshmallows to look like a chimney, make steps of apple kept white by dipping in lemon juice.

TO SERVE: Put piece of cotton onto chimney and stand figures and animals around.

TO STORE: Keeps for 2-3 days only in an airtight container.

Printed in Canada @copy; Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967