2/26/2006

Cake Molds

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Kashigata, Cake Molds, 菓子型 candy molds

Cake molds (moulds, confectionery moulds, cake patterns) are used to make sweet Japanese cakes. They come in many designs, but Daruma molds are quite rare. Some molds have only one board, but some come with a cover, the two-board molds.



The stores of Toraya and Yamaboshiya are especially old and famous for this kind of confectionary, dating back to the sixteenth century.

Toraya, click on the photo.


Look at Higashi, dried sweets:
A glutinous rice flour, sugar and starch mixture or wasambonto is pressed in molds to form dry sweets.

Wasambonto
One of the oldest domestic sugar which is made with rare kind of sugar cane from Tokushima prefecture. A labor intensive and unique refining process produces powdery smooth texture, elegant taste and fragrance which are quite different from other ordinary sugars. It is commonly made into moulded dried sweets, higashi.

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Two moulds from my Daruma Museum Collection

A long one with handle and two Daruma figures. Partly eaten by the woodworm.



Detail:


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One single Daruma, in very good condition.

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This has three figures on one mold, quite unique.



Photos from my friend Ishino  

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Photos from my friend Murakami.
Hight 7,5 cm, width 17 cm


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A long list with photos of various sugar cake molds. Shogun's Gallery


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. Wasanbon 和三盆 Japanese Sugar .

. Wagashi 和菓子 Sweets from Japan .



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1 comment:

. Gabi Greve said...

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Daruma Cake mold from Metal

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