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These Bronze Age arts gave mankind his earliest experience with molds for imprinting, decorating, and casting.
The finest pottery of the ancient world was crafted in Babylonia - even prior to 3000 B. Engraved stamps and cylinder seals of Babylonia had decorative designs or scenes of everyday life and were used to seal documents in freshy made clay containers. clay plaques were in abundance and used to impress negative images into honey cakes, medications, wax, clay, etc.
Instead of yeast dough, the gingerbread bakers used a very special rye dough with honey and spices.
Such professional gingerbread bakers were so esteemed that they were provided separate sleeping quarters away from the lowly bakers of ordinary bread. Nuremberg had the largest supply of honey in Europe and its supply of spices arrived via Italy and the Far East.
Some wax molds were cast in pairs to form a fully modeled figure.
Such molded cakes were of stiff dough or of a sweet honey marzipan paste - and the motifs were typically religious or ritualistic.
We already have HD live video available with most of the premium live video options, and look for this to become available for our members to share their webcams with a high definition option in near future as well.Dating from the 1940’s, the cutters have never been used or removed from the card. The roots of molding picture cookies can be traced back to the ancent arts of pottery, woodcarving, and metal casting.The cylinderical seal was rolled over clay to impress it much as springerle rolling pins would - some 400 years later - be used to impress edible dough. convince us that intaglio carving (negative carving to provide a positive casting or impression) and engraving had already developed to a fine art with those casting precious metals. Stone molds were typically used for metal castings. The detailed carvings of wooden molds well served those who shaped wax and dough for the church and royalty.The oldest evidence of sweet cakes (cookies) was found in the Indus Valley dating back to 2500 B. It is said that Greek slaves taught baking to the Romans. Since beeswax is a natural product of honey production, many bakers were also wax chandlers.
Springerle cookies had their origins in southern Germany in the 14th Century.