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Episode 1179

Air Date: April 22, 1971
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Next Episode: 1180
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In the kitchen, Mister Rogers shows a tool used to decorate cakes and uses Picture Picture to show images of several different kinds of cakes. He then sings You Have to Learn Your Trade before visiting Brockett's Bakery.

At the bakery, Mister Rogers talks with Mrs. Shenck about the special of the day -- challah. Moving into the back room, Chef Brockett introduces Mister Rogers to Roy Smith, a cake decorator who is putting the finishing touches on a wedding cake. Chef Brockett takes out a fresh cake and Mr. Smith demonstrates some basic decorating techniques and tops the cake with an Eiffel Tower.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Chef Brockett makes a cake for Collette and leaves it sitting on the edge of the Eiffel Tower. Still feeling jealous of Collette, Henrietta is at the castle wishing that the cake would fall. Just then, a strong gust of wind knocks the cake to the ground leaving Henrietta feeling terrible. Thanks to Lady Elaine and her boomerang, the cake is restored to its orginal form.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers attempts to decorate a cake while he talks about how wishes. He concludes by singing Wishes Don't Make Things Come True.


This week's Neighborhood of Make-Believe story is used as the basis for two children's books: Henrietta Meets Someone New and Wishes Don't Make Things Come True.

Inside the bakery, Mister Rogers visits briefly with another customer -- Hedda Sharapan -- who is shopping with her nine-month-old daughter Amy.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Roy Smith




Episode Credits

Produced by WQED Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in association with Small World Enterpriese, Inc. for N.E.T.

Created by Fred Rogers
Produced and directed by Sam Silberman
Music Director: John Costa
Neighbors: Don Brockett, Gladys Schenk, Hedda Sharapan (uncredited), Roy Smith, Bob Trow

Production funds for this television visit were provided by a grant from the Sears-Roebuck Foundtation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1971 National Educational Television and Radio Center

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