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Five-Spout Runner

Display: Sweet Inventions
Culinary Technique: forming

Date: c. 1890

Dimensions: 4.75" h x 13" w x 9.5" d

Such thin mint depositors were sold in four-, five-, six-, and eight-spout models. The worker poured hot fondant onto marble or a water-cooled metal table, which rapidly cooled the poured circles and kept them from coalescing. When the candy cooled completely, the worker slipped a spatula under the thin mint to release it from the substrate.