'Make do and mend' in and after
war-time Britain - wedding cakes
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In general, people on the British home front
during World War Two were accepting and
creative in the face of
Cardboard cover decorated with plaster and
painted white to look like a luxury wedding cake.
The cover lifted showing that it is hollow.
The smaller cake revealed.
All photographed in Bushey Lincolnsfields Centre.
A well known example of cunning creativity, which I knew about as a
child, but never actually saw, was the cardboard covers decorated with plaster and painted to look like wedding cakes.
reality was very different - see the photos. Apparently exquisitely
decorated cakes turned out to be small mediocre ones hiding under the
decorated cardboard covers.
These cardboard covers were passed
around from one wedding to another.
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