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Rose Waddell’s Prize-Winning Mahogany Chiffon Hydrangea Cake made in a Lodge Legacy Cast Iron Fluted Cake Pan

Rose Waddell’s Prize-Winning Mahogany Chiffon Hydrangea Cake made in a Lodge Legacy Cast Iron Fluted Cake Pan

I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy following the “Black Iron Master” contest each Sunday on the Facebook page Black Iron Cooking, Antiques, and Humor. Doyle Pregler and Brenda Bernstein often enter the contest – Brenda with her beautiful cakes and Doyle with his delectable meals. Members of […]

How to Make a Cake to the “Brenda” Standard with a Griswold Cast Iron Cake Mold

How to Make a Cake to the “Brenda” Standard with a Griswold Cast Iron Cake Mold

In my blog post about Doyle Pregler and Brenda Bernstein’s vintage cast iron cookware collection, I shared some photos of Brenda’s beautiful cakes made with cast iron molds. Accomplice Linda has tried to make a Griswold lamb cake from her vintage cast iron mold, and […]

Doyle and Brenda’s Collection, Cooking, and Brenda’s Mad Cake-Making Skills

Doyle and Brenda’s Collection, Cooking, and Brenda’s Mad Cake-Making Skills

Fellow cast iron enthusiasts Brenda Bernstein and Doyle Pregler live in New London, Minnesota, a small community about two hours northwest of the Twin Cities. They have been together 28 years, have 6 grown children between them, and 12 grandchildren ages 3 to 19. If you’ve ever been to one of the national Griswold & Cast Iron Cookware Association (GCICA) conventions and seen a huge semi parked in the parking lot of the convention hotel, it’s a likely indicator that Doyle and Brenda are there. Doyle drives truck for a living, and Brenda and Doyle try to line up his loads so that they coordinate with the GCICA national and chapter meets. They even arrived via semi to the 2016 GCICA convention in Maine! It’s hard to miss Brenda – her beautiful red hair stands out in a crowd.

Brenda and Doyle

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Griswold Cake Recipes

Griswold Cake Recipes

GRISWOLD CAKES (from  AUNT  ELLEN’S COOKBOOK” insert for GRISWOLD cake molds) By Doris Mosier  LAMB OR  RABBIT CAKES ½ CUP SHORTENING                                                      2 ½ CUPS FLOUR 1 ½ CUPS SUGAR                                                            4 TSPS. BAKING POWDER 3 EGGS                                                                               ½ TSP. SALT 1 CUP MILK                                                   […]

Linda, the Griswold Lamb Cake Mold, and the “Brenda” Standard

Linda, the Griswold Lamb Cake Mold, and the “Brenda” Standard

In 2013, I gave GC Accomplice (“Griswold Cookware Accomplice”) Linda a Griswold Cast Iron Lamb Cake Mold for Christmas. Linda’s last name is “Lamb,” so it seemed appropriate. Since 2013, Linda repeatedly said she was going to make a lamb cake in the mold, but […]


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