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Thread: America's Favorite Game: Name That Kitchen Tool !!!

  1. #1
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default America's Favorite Game: Name That Kitchen Tool !!!

    I realize it's been a long time, but here goes:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250704918836

    What the heck is that thing used for? I presume it
    is for food, rather than making props for the 1950's
    movie _Forbidden_Planet_.

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    itsjoannotjoann Guest

    Default Re: America's Favorite Game: Name That Kitchen Tool !!!

    On Oct 1, 1:22*pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > I realize it's been a long time, but here goes:
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250704918836
    >
    > What the heck is that thing used for? *I presume it
    > is for food, rather than making props for the 1950's
    > movie _Forbidden_Planet_.


    >
    >

    It is a food mold from around the turn of the century.

  3. #3
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: America's Favorite Game: Name That Kitchen Tool !!!

    On Fri, 01 Oct 2010 11:22:21 -0700, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I realize it's been a long time, but here goes:
    >
    >http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250704918836
    >
    >What the heck is that thing used for? I presume it
    >is for food, rather than making props for the 1950's
    >movie _Forbidden_Planet_.


    Looks like it could be a freezer mold for dessert toppings

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    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: America's Favorite Game: Name That Kitchen Tool !!!

    On Oct 1, 1:22*pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > I realize it's been a long time, but here goes:
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250704918836
    >
    > What the heck is that thing used for? *I presume it
    > is for food, rather than making props for the 1950's
    > movie _Forbidden_Planet_.


    It's an old mold for some kind of cakes or treats.

    Actually, it looks like those are the same shapes of my very-best-all-
    time-favorite treat we could get at a little bakery in Bowling Green,
    KY, when I was in 6th grade there....there was a thin chocolate cake-
    like bottom, then a swirly stack of pastry cream, and the whole thing
    was (similar to having been) dipped in chocolate. I can see this kind
    of mold being used for that - line the molds with a "rinse" of
    chocolate, let it set, pipe in the pastry cream, and then top it with
    the cake round and let the whole thing set. Yum. I've never seen
    those treats at any other bakery.

    N.

  5. #5
    JL Guest

    Default Re: America's Favorite Game: Name That Kitchen Tool !!!



    Nancy2 wrote:
    > On Oct 1, 1:22 pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    >
    >>I realize it's been a long time, but here goes:
    >>
    >>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250704918836
    >>
    >>What the heck is that thing used for? I presume it
    >>is for food, rather than making props for the 1950's
    >>movie _Forbidden_Planet_.

    >
    >
    > It's an old mold for some kind of cakes or treats.
    >
    > Actually, it looks like those are the same shapes of my very-best-all-
    > time-favorite treat we could get at a little bakery in Bowling Green,
    > KY, when I was in 6th grade there....there was a thin chocolate cake-
    > like bottom, then a swirly stack of pastry cream, and the whole thing
    > was (similar to having been) dipped in chocolate. I can see this kind
    > of mold being used for that - line the molds with a "rinse" of
    > chocolate, let it set, pipe in the pastry cream, and then top it with
    > the cake round and let the whole thing set. Yum. I've never seen
    > those treats at any other bakery.
    >
    > N.


    I wonder if the top is original to the bottom? it could have been put
    together accidentally just because it fit. And while it might be a
    'professional' piece, used by a catering firm where food might be
    prepared in one place and served in another so as to facilitate the
    transporting of it (see the biography of Rosa Lewis). Why would it be domed?

    Other wise the bottom molds could easily be ice cream or 'bombe' molds
    as well as various pastries and possibly even an aspic mold.

    I couldn't tell from the photos whether was a handle on the top of the
    lid or not.

    No handle would make it possibly more functional as a mold, with a
    handle would argue for a more decorative aspect to the tip of the mold.
    Unless perhaps the domed lid was meant to hold ice? to keep whatever
    is in the molds below cool?

    --

    Mr. Joseph Paul Littleshoes Esq.

    Domine, dirige nos.

    Let the games begin!
    http://fredeeky.typepad.com/fredeeky.../sf_anthem.mp3


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    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: America's Favorite Game: Name That Kitchen Tool !!!

    Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    > I realize it's been a long time, but here goes:
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250704918836
    >
    > What the heck is that thing used for? I presume it
    > is for food, rather than making props for the 1950's
    > movie _Forbidden_Planet_.


    It's a device to make evil mutant hybrids of abelskivers and fallen
    popover figgy puddings. I'll go with custard double boiler like thing
    or season it very well and culture yogurt in the molds.

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: America's Favorite Game: Name That Kitchen Tool !!!

    On Oct 1, 11:22*am, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > I realize it's been a long time, but here goes:
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250704918836
    >
    > What the heck is that thing used for? *I presume it
    > is for food, rather than making props for the 1950's
    > movie _Forbidden_Planet_.


    When I saw it I flashed on "floating islands."

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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: America's Favorite Game: Name That Kitchen Tool !!!

    JL wrote:
    >
    >
    > Nancy2 wrote:
    >> On Oct 1, 1:22 pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I realize it's been a long time, but here goes:
    >>>
    >>> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250704918836





    Looks kind of like this:

    http://tinyurl.com/65uvkj

    http://www.nordicware.com/store/prod...2-0002B3267AD7

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    Ema Nymton Guest

    Default Re: America's Favorite Game: Name That Kitchen Tool !!!

    On 10/1/2010 4:58 PM, spamtrap1888 wrote:
    > On Oct 1, 11:22 am, Mark Thorson<nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    >> I realize it's been a long time, but here goes:
    >>
    >> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250704918836
    >>
    >> What the heck is that thing used for? I presume it
    >> is for food, rather than making props for the 1950's
    >> movie _Forbidden_Planet_.

    > When I saw it I flashed on "floating islands."


    It makes little baby Devo hats.

    Becca



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