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Confectionary Fruit Drop Frame

Display: Sweet Inventions
Culinary Technique: forming

Date: c. 1880

Manufacturer: G. Nanch

Location: Magdeburg, Germany

Dimensions: 15.5" h x 6.5" w x 10.25" d

Watch collection donor Mel Mickevic demonstrate this object with
Dean Christopher Koetke, School of Culinary Arts, Kendall College,
and Victoria Matranga, exhibition curator.

Precision devices such as this formed and cut candy rope fed through rollers. Two matching rollers, paired and locked in a gear unit, formed attractive shapes. This example displays two unmatched rollers; the top roller features a variety of fruits and nuts, and the lower roller forms people and animals. The illustrations show how different rollers made it possible to create many fruits and animals. Candy makers could switch rollers to produce assorted shapes.