Cake and pastries order
When did the Cakes & Pastries Act come into effect ?
What did it stop people from making or selling ?
Which two key ingredients were restricted ?
Were people allowed to decorate cakes and buns ?
How do you think the Act affected local bakers ?
What do you think of these rules ?
Look at the notice from the newspaper. What did the bakers in Bishop’s Stortford decide to do during the War ?
Read about the case of Emma Glasscock, a baker in Bishop’s Stortford, who was prosecuted under the Act in June 1917, that was reported in the newspaper.
What was she accused of ? Did the court make the right decision ?