Holiday Nights, pound cake and hazardous waist

Yep. You read that right.

I mean hazardous waist. It’s holiday baking (and eating!) time. Soon enough, it’ll be resolution time, but for now … let’s talk pound cake.

When visiting Greenfield Village last weekend, the presenter in the Ford Home showed my husband and me the floral-shaped graduated tins that will hold the batter for the Pyramid Pound Cake to be baked then displayed in the home – along with other sweet treats – during Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village.

Here’s a tidbit of interesting info –it is called a pound cake because it calls for an entire pound of butter (that’s four sticks to you and me). And 10 eggs. But who’s counting. Here’s the historic recipe.

Here’s another tidbit: Those nifty tins were made right in the Greenfield Village Tin Shop.

Be sure to check back for photos of the completed cake and some of the other treats made and displayed in some of the historic homes during Holiday Nights.

By the way, if you don’t have tickets to the event … you should get them. There are still some available for the opening night (Friday, Dec. 2) but there are dates that are completely sold out. (I’ve been told by people in-the-know at The Henry Ford that it’s best to call or go online and purchase tickets in advance, otherwise you can’t be guaranteed you’ll be able to get in.)

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village are December 2-3, 9-10, 16-23 and 26-27, 2011 from 6:30pm – 10pm. Be sure to dress warmly and arrive early. Time flies because there’s so much to do. And Santa’s there.

Kristine Hass is a writer and a long-time member of The Henry Ford. She frequently blogs about her family’s visits to America’s Greatest History Attraction.

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