|Publication number||US2085728 A|
|Publication date||Jul 6, 1937|
|Filing date||Oct 6, 1934|
|Priority date||Oct 6, 1934|
|Publication number||US 2085728 A, US 2085728A, US-A-2085728, US2085728 A, US2085728A|
|Inventors||William A Clark|
|Original Assignee||Emery Industries Inc|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (30), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
. July 6, 1937. i w. A. CLARK PACKAGING OF CAKE CONFECTIONS Fi led est. 6, 1934 Patented July. 6, 1937 UNITED, STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,085,728 .rscxneme or can: conrnc'rrons William A. Clark, Cincinnati, Ohio, assignor to Emery Industries, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, a corporation ol' Ohio Application October 6, 1934, Serial No. 747,186 a 2 Claim (01. 206-18),
artistic decorations for cakes. The decorations to which the invention particularly relates are edible and decorative medallions of a fragile nature, manufactured in the conventional way, from sugar compositions or other similar ingredients,
and are described in somewhat more detail at a'later point in this specification.
The problem of packaging these decorations is a peculiar one. In the first place, since the product is a food product, the package must be clean and sanitary appearing and reasonably air-tight. In the second place, being very fragile,
the decorations must be reasonably protected from outside jars and direct contact of any kind from those handling the package. In the third place, since the artistic appearance of the decorations constitutes the primary sales appeal,
the packaging means must be so arranged as to quickly impress the prospective customer with this factor. In addition, since the decorations sell at a relatively low retail price, the package must necessarily be of simple and -cheap.construction.
- The novel container of my invention provides a solution of this problem and successfully meetseach requirement for a package designed to contain goods of this type.
The primary purpose of my invention is to provide a semlair-tight package of simple and.
cheap construction, of sufficient strength for the purpose intended, and of a clean and sanitary appearance; the package being designed to act as a miniature show -'case for the display of goods in which the artistic appearance of the product provides the principal sales appeal.
A second object of my invention is to provide a display package in which cake decorations are so rranged as to rovid instru ti hart a p e an e on c doily 2 with the medallions mounted thereon can for their subsequentplacement on the cake.
Other objects and advantages will be more. ful ly apparent from a description of the accompanying drawing, in whigh: s
Figure 1 indicates a plan view of an individual cake decorative package. i
Figure 2 isa cross sectional viewtaken through the package on the lines 2-2.
In-the drawing, decorative medallions, emblems and configurations, indicated by ,l, ,are minimally adhesively mounted upon a dolly 2.
The doily 2 is centrally mounted upon a base 1 piece 3, being adhesively spotted as at 4-4 to the base piece. The base piece 3 is a sheet, preferably of substantial strength and capable of being bowed or circularly tensioned.
A transparent protective sheet 5 is placed across the face of the mounted doily and medallions and is adhesively secured to the bowed base'piece 3 by the overlaps 6+6. Various emblematic ornamental medallions may be used to serve as cake decorations. These medallions are manufactured preferably from'a sugar composition, either flavored or otherwise, so as to be edible and are made by the usual process in which the sugar composition is squeezed from a conilgurated orifice adapted to impart the intended surface. It is preferable that the medallions be flavored to constitute after dinner" mints.
The medallions, to increase the decorative efi'ect,
may be colored by means of edible dyes added to the base mixture or they may be subsequently colored. In addition to the strictly geometric designs, such configurations as birds, leaves, flowers and written reading indicia. may be included in ,the group. -It is preferablethat the medallions be mounted to the doily 2 by means of a substantially weak edible adhesive such as sugar water, honey or the like. In such instance by bending the doily 2 away from the particular medallion,
the medallion can be removed without crumbling or destruction thereof. Likewise, in placing the individual medallions upon the cake intended for decoration, a similar edible adhesive, such as butter, honey, syrup, sugar water, and the like can be used to secure the decoration to the cake. In those instances when the medallions are serially individually removed from the doily and placed upon the cake, a cake design guide is aiforded by noting the arrangements of the medallions upon the doily itself. In the event that candles are to be additionally mounted upon the cake, in order that the candle grease be prevented from coming into contact with the cake, the entire be removed from the base piece 3 by rupture o1 the weak adhesive spots 44 and directly placed upon the cake top; in such instance, the subse* quently mountedrcandle holders and candles bepackage provides a complete solution to all oi problems involved in packaging this particular product. 'Thebowing of the base piece (I) is believed to be tbesimplest I and least expensive possible method i. elevating the transparent sheet (ii and maintaining the same in a taut position above the upper surface of the product. It is necessary thatthe medallions be protectedin this manner as they are quite fragile and onebroken medallion destroys the value oithe entire package. The attachment of the transparent sheet under tension also has -iaciiitiates the removal of the decorations. If
handled with reasonable care the package has sumcient strength for the purposes intended, particularly since the product is not designed to be kept on the shelves for a long period of time.
The arrangement 0! the medallions in the exact form in which they are to be used not only enhances the artistic appearance of the package. but is highly instructive to the purchaser. It has been found that in practice the purchaser transfers the medallions to a cake one at a time, thereby reproducing upon the cake the exact appearance of the package.
Having described my invention, I desire'to be limited only by the. ensuing claims:
' 1. A container for edible cake decorations and the like, comprising a base piece of relatively stifl. cardboard, flexed to a' concave bowed curvature,
a dolly carried withinthe cavity of the base piece,
said doiiy being adapted to carry a plurality of decorations, and a transparent window membrane stretched across the concave side 01' the base piece to house the'doily sheet, said membrane being fastened at opposite extremities to said base piece and tautly maintained thereacross by the bowed flexure of the cardboard in a position above the upper surface of the decorations.
2. A container of edible cake decorations and the like, comprising a base piece of relatively stiif cardboard, flexed to a concave bowed curvature, a doiiy carried on the cardboard within the cavity of the base piece, a plurality of decorative medallions removably mounted on said doiiy in design relationship, and a transparent window membrane stretched across the concave side of the base piece to house the doiiy sheet of medallions, said Wm e
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|U.S. Classification||206/460, 426/104, 229/906|
|International Classification||B65D85/36, B65D75/28|
|Cooperative Classification||Y10S229/906, B65D85/36, B65D75/28|