Vanilla Chiffon


Chalkboard China Candle Collection

8 oz Chalk-friendly, hand-poured soy blend

Name game: Our Vanilla Chiffon candle was inspired by the history of the chiffon cake. We love stories of passion turned profit. Chiffon cake was invented in 1927 by Harry Baker. Harry was a California insurance salesman turned caterer.

Mr. Baker kept the recipe secret for 20 years, he carefully guarded his secret recipe, making his special cake only for the reigning royalty of the silver screen.

Baker sold the cake to Hollywood stars and made it for the famous Brown Derby Restaurant. In 1947, General Mills bought the recipe from Harry Baker. He agreed to sell the recipe to General Mills so “Betty Crocker could give the secret to the women of the America.” In 1948, General Mills released the secret recipe in the May 1948 Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, and it became a nationwide sensation. The secret ingredient, vegetable oil, was then revealed. Better Homes and Garden Magazine advertised the cake as “The first really new cake in 100 years.” In the 1950s, General Mills sponsored chiffon cake contests. People came up with all flavors of this cake during that time.