Bake That Cake By Kaitlyn Arford
There are so many reasons to bake a cake so go ahead and indulge in that craving for red velvet, chocolate or pineapple upside-down. Since Milford Public Library provides recipe books and pans, the only thing left to do is get the ingredients and you are ready to go!
One series to take a look at is Cake Mix Doctor, and its sequel Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor. These books teach bakers how to transform ordinary cake mixes with simple ingredients that are often found in the kitchen. Complete Cake Decorating: techniques, basic recipes and beautiful cake projects for all occasions and Betty Crocker’s New Cake Decorating do exactly as their titles suggest and give readers ideas on how to create delicious and beautiful cakes. Cookbooks for special occasions are also available, including Family Fun Birthday Cakes, Party Cakes, Cakes for Romantic Occasions, and The Perfect Wedding Cake.
Cupcakes and cake pops are both treats that are easy to bake, serve and love. The library recommends Cake Pops: tips, tricks, and recipes for more than 40 irresistible mini treats and Bake Me I’m Yours—Cupcake Fun.
Cookbooks can be found in the adult nonfiction section under Dewey decimal classification 641.8. Cookbooks written for teens and children can be found under the same number in their respective sections. If you need some help finding these or other books, please as for assistance at the circulation desk.
Cake pans available to check out
Check out the library’s new collection! Cake pans are now available to check out at the Milford Public Library. These are perfect for adding a festive touch to any occasion. The variety of pans available include basic shapes, holiday, sport or transportation themed pans, as well as iconic figures like Mickey Mouse, Tigger and other Disney characters.
Cake pans are located at the beginning of the adult nonfiction section. There are close to 50 pans to choose from and more will be added. The pans can be checked out for 3 weeks. Please be sure to return your pan clean and with all the handouts included in the hanging bag so that other patrons can enjoy them. This collection was made possible by generous donations from Kathy Schlipf, Tina Meerzo, Betty’s Cake Shop, Angela Vanlaningham and Naomi Privett.
Family Story Time
Summer is still here, and so are our summer events! Our final family story times are coming up. This week at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 26, Miss Kaitlyn will lead us in discovering all about growing things. Our final summer family story time will be at 11 a.m. Friday Aug. 2, and we will be talking about family! Join us for our weekly stories, crafts and snacks.
Annual Summer Reading Club Picnic
Did you participate in the Summer reading program? Be sure to read and turn in at least 5 hours by 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in order to be able to attend our annual picnic at 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Waubee Lake Pavilion. We will enjoy lunch together and Ronald McDonald will provide our entertainment. We will give away several door prizes. Don’t wait until the last minute to turn your hours in!
Teens, if you love sharks, the library or prizes, you should definitely join us as we celebrate shark week. There will be crafts, food, films, door prizes and games. The event takes place at 2 p.m. Aug. 1, in the library’s meeting room. We can’t wait to see you there!