The Profile: Heirloom Cake Servers

The Profile. Heirloom Cake Servers By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Toasted Coconut Cake Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Pastry Chef TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining Easter & Spring Party Ideas Weddings Showers & Southern SoireesEntertaining Essentials

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Heirloom Cake Servers

These beautiful entertaining pieces generally packaged as a set that includes a cake server & a knife are many times gifted to brides & christened on her wedding day whist joined by the groom to cut & serve the first slice of cake. Although she may be given a new set by friends, often times in the South, an heirloom cake server is presented to the bride as a shower gift by a family member. These are coveted pieces as they are usually accompanied with a little wisdom in regards to relationships of quality. They represent love, longevity & the sweeter moments life has to offer. My husband’s grandmother passed her cake server along to me when we married on my aunt’s front lawn years ago. Our confection of alternating chocolate & vanilla tiers served as both the brides & the grooms cake & we were honored to portion slices with this significant jewel. Ever since that day, it as been polished & used for many occasions throughout the years particularly when a spring Easter confection is to be served. Learn how to polish several key vintage silver pieces at once such as cake servers, place settings & serving spoons for upcoming spring gatherings.

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A bit of spring cleaning will need to be addressed in order to have heirloom silver looking its’ best. To remove the tarnish quickly & effectively, particularly from place settings & cake servers with intricate details, my two step method will tidy them so that only minor polishing will be needed during the remaining season.

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Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil with the shiny portion facing upwards. Place the silverware in a single layer in the pan being certain all of them make direct contact with the foil. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil. Sprinkle 4 teaspoons baking soda over the utensils, then pour the water over them. Let stand a few minutes in order for the chemical reaction to remove the tarnish. Once shiny, remove them from the solution with a pair of tongs & rinse them under water. Dry the pieces & use a little commercial cleaner such as Wright’s Silver Polish & a soft cloth to buff them further for a beautiful shine. Wash the silverware well with soapy water before using. The silverware should only need a quick additional polish or two with commercial cleaner during the upcoming months. Tuck away the silver when not in use by placing in zip top bags to keep it looking its’ best longer. 

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Southern College Football Fanatic * SEC Tailgate Strategist * Southern Recipe Writer & Sometimes Novelist * Half-Hour Hostess * Media Personality * Houndstooth Hound Owner * Small Town Dreamer * Big Idea Doer * 3rd Generation Pimiento Cheese Fixer * Casserole Maker * Budweiser Drinker * Bourbon Cocktail Sipper * Peanut Butter Love Affair * Cookie Monster * Calorie Burner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer but doesn't care * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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