According to food historians, bakers have a long tradition of shaping and decorating various types of cakes. One of the earliest methods was the use of cake hoops which were round molds made of metal, wood or paper that were placed on baking trays creating a shaped cake. This mold concept was quickly expanded to create a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The molds were also often adapted with sharpened edges to serve as cake cutters to create smaller shapes from a sheet cake. Along with the expanded availability of high quality and diverse ingredients, skillful bakers were able to use these tools to fashion beautiful and visually appealing desert cakes for any special occasion.
Yellow Garage dealer The Crowing Rooster Antiques is highlighting a set of four heart shaped cast iron cake cutters. Dating from the early 1900’s, these cake cutters were used by a bakery to shape their specialty cakes for weddings and Valentine’s Day treats. The hearts were made in four sizes to enable the bakers to create a wide assortment of cakes to celebrate these special occasions. The cutters measure 5 1\3”, 7 1\2”, 8 1\2” and 10 1\8” point to point. The widest points measure 5 3\4”, 8”, 9 5\8” and 11”. All the hearts are 1 3\4” wide. Time has endowed the iron with a deep rich patina. These antique cake cutters would make a unique beautiful display in any kitchen and they can still be used for the very purpose they were originally created.
Set of Four Heart Shaped Antique Cast Iron Bakery Cake Cutters