Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vintage Fortune Telling Cake Set

Hoo-Boy, I wonder how many hospital trips were caused by these things?  Metal fortune-telling charms meant to be baked into a cake.  Yes, the instructions say to either wrap a ribbon around the charm, or wrap them inside wax paper before inserting into the batter, but how many read the directions?   I wonder if these were made of lead?  Cool packaging though.

A friend of mine once baked coins into chocolate chip cookies to surprise her family, she thought it would be magical for them to find money that way.  Her brother nearly lost his tongue when it was burned by a sizzling hot nickel.   Ah, how did we survive our childhoods?

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