16-Picture springerle mold. This beautiful mold is from an antique loaned to Änis-Paradies by a German customer so that copies could be made. We are indeed fortunate to be able to offer this mold to our customers.
The pictures in the mold are: dog, rooster, flower, woman playing lute or mandolin, cornucopia with fruits, beaver, bear, flaming heart in oval, woman in Schwabian headdress and folkloric costume (trachte), lilies of the valley, bird on branch, squirrel with nut, falcon or eagle, wandering man (with walking staff), flower and owl.
Note from Patrice: I think this is one of the best multiple molds for the money because:
Full disclosure: When I first saw the mold (remember: the original is an antique), my heart sank. It was slightly warped and the images on the mold appear slightly skewed. I thought: "Oh, no!"
- The image details are especially well carved, down to the eyes of the owl, details of a woman's ornate headdress, and feathers on a songbird.
- The images are classics and the variety is well balanced: people, birds, animals, flowers, cornucopia and a heart.
- The cookies are a nice eating size--people will eat them after admiring the details.
- The mold forms the cookies very easily.
But the resulting cookies were wonderful (the warp and the skew compensate for each other!). To adjust for the slight warp, I just rolled the dough a little thicker (8mm instead of 5mm). This way I can just press the dusted mold into the dusted dough, press firmly on each of the four sides and remove. I invite you to see all the paperclay castings in the photos for this mold. I think you'll agree that they turned out well.
Recommendation: If you want to make a wide variety of classic, eating-size springerle cookies that are beautifully carved, this is a mold to seriously consider purchasing.
You can use images from this mold for crafting; try medallions on greeting cards (We recommend Delight™ 15003) or as an ornament using Creative Paperclay (15001).
Springerle Cookie Cutter Tips: Use the edge of bench cutter 10000.
Springerle Dough Thickness Tip: 8 mm using Dough Guides 10009.