38 Rice Cement - This is a useful & elegant cement, it is beautifully white & dries almost transparent. It is made by mixing rice flour intimately with cold water & then gently boiling it. Papers pasted togather with this cement will sooner separate in their own substance than at the joining. It is therefore, an excellent cement in the preparation of curious paper articles, as tea trays, Ladies dressing & work boxes, & other articles which require layers of paper to be cemented togather. In every respect it is preferable to common paste made with wheat flour. With this composition, made made with a small quantity of water, that it may have a consistence similar to plastic clay, models, bursts [busts], statues, basso-relievos & the like may be formed. When dry, the articles made of it are susceptible of a high polish; and they are also very durable.
Tea Cake. 3 cups of sugar, 3 eggs, 1 cup of butter, 1 do [ditto] of milk, a spoon full of dissolved pearl ash, & 4 cups of flour, well beat up. If it is so stiff it will not stir easily, add a little more milk - In all cakes where butter or eggs are used, the butter should be very faithfully rubbed into the flour & the eggs beat to a foam before the ingredients are mixed.