Subject: airy fairy cake flour
Date: 8/4/2021, 1:04 PM
On 8/3/2021 11:40 PM, rob wrote:
Looking at this old recipe, it calls for Airy Fairy. All I've found online is that
this is perhaps a type of flour - is that correct? Would it be cake flour today, or
was it a brand name? Thank you, Uncle Phaedrus!
Yes, it was a brand of "cake flour". See:
It was originally a product of Commander-Larabee Corp., a large flour milling company, ownership of which passed
to Archer-Daniels-Midland in 1930. The "Airy Fairy" brand does not appear to have survived past World War Two.
I could not find any ads for it after 1945. It was a competitor of General Foods' "Swansdown Cake Flour," so it's
a fair assumption that it was similar to that product and other cake flours that are sold today.