Springerle Cookie Molds
Carving an exclusiv mold
Here you become a little impression of carving a springerle cookie mold. Our example is the beekeeper.
Only well seasoned but untreated wood is used. Either linden, pear or cherry wood is traditionally used. For the purpose of making replicas linden wood is being selected.
The drawing of the motive is transferred to the wood. It is mandatory that the artist considers already in the first sketch all requirements from the carver.
After the drawing has been copied on the wood the actual carving begins. Very special carving tools of high quality are used. Occassionally they must be custom made for the delicate work.
High attention is required to carve letters and numbers mirror inverted and to imagine how the positive of the carved contours will appear later on an impression in dough.
After the beekeeper has been carved the artist proceeds with creating the plant which is part of the motive. A single mistake can ruin all the previous work!
Another special tool is required to carve all the fine details of the bee hive. No mass produced machined mold can compete against this craftsmanship.
Even buzzing bees are part of this fine handcrafted mold.
The delicate border of this mold is another challenge.
The border is almost completed and luckily no mistakes occurred.
A special saw is used to cut the mold to the right size.
To remove all marks the mold will be carefully sanded.
A final check is done by creating an impression of the molds. Minor corrections can still be done.
The mold will be branded with our "Dukasi Logo". This guarantees the quality and authenticity of this handmade mold. Only one wooden mold is produced of each kind.
The original wooden mold.
An impression of the original mold using dough.
The steps of carving a mold are shown in this page. For questions about molds please contact us!
More examples of our wooden molds you can find in the cateorie Cookie molds under Remittance workin our Shop.