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Publication numberUS2610588 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 16, 1952
Filing dateSep 26, 1946
Priority dateSep 26, 1946
Publication numberUS 2610588 A, US 2610588A, US-A-2610588, US2610588 A, US2610588A
InventorsEgard Seagren Carl, Mowll Philip W
Original AssigneeCarl Seagren Entpr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Article for decorating cakes
US 2610588 A
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P 1952 c. E. SEAGREN ETAL 2,610,588

ARTICLE FOR DECORATING CAKES Filed Sept. 26, 1946 similar edible articles,


York Application September 26, 1946, Serial d. 99,368

10mm; (o1.'107 7)I-- This invention relates to three-dimensional decorations and-:more' particularly to aflprocess ofmanufacturingsuch decorations,.as well as to .productsderivedtherefrom.. l J.

. It is one of the mainobjects of this invention to provide means affording the production of three-dimensional decorations in any desired colors for transfer to the surface of cakes .or

It isanother object of this invention to provide means. for producing three-dimensional decoratio nsfof the aforesaid type which are inexpensive to achieve,;1nay be rapidly and economijcally appliedfto an article to be decorated, and "contribute to-the enhancement of'the aesthetical -eii'eets and attraction of the finished article.

' A further objector this invention is'to provide -means permitting production" of. three-dimensional decorations in various colors and in. com.- .mercial quantities at, lowcostand further rendering possible,- the; employment of unskilled -labor."

Still'a. further object of this invention is to provide relatively simple, inexpensive and eiii- "c ient'rrieaiis.prinitting arrangementof the decoration's' and changesin color in accordance with the individual artistic taste. 1

Yet, another object of theinventio'n'resides in the provision of means allowing" the" building up 'of decorationsor' ornamentations of the aforesaid type-to various *levelsor heightswith respect to each other whereby'plastic appearance "and other artistic impressions are" obtained.- 1 A still further object of this: invention is to .providemeans. facilitating the achievement of three-dimensional, multiecolored decorations, the stacking of a plurality of such decorations while all portions of the decorations or ornamentations are substantially protected from any damage or injurious effects, and the storage andshipment of such decorations in a safe'and economical manner. I e

Theserand other objects and advantages will becozne more apparent from the ensuing descri tion of the invention, and will be further clearly understood byireferring to the'accomipanying drawing. I In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a bottoin vplan view of theTflnished product derived from the process carried out in accordance with this invention;

I Figs. 2 to .4 illustrate respective sectional view of thedevices employed during successive steps of the process according to the'invention;

. .In; order to produce decorations the following process steps may be employed: I

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Carl Egard Seagren and Philip'W. Mowll, Brooke Y., assignors to Carl "Seagren' Enterprises, Brooklyn," N.'Y., ajpartnership' of New oiflFig. 1, the. finishedproduct being: illustrated in thestage'of being packed; 1 l; Q Fig. 6 is a longitudinal, sectional view-of .the finished product in asseiiribled condition and packedforshipment; .f

Fig. 7 is a vertical sectional view of a receptacle'containing'a: stack of packed finished products (shown diagrammatically);- ,Ql

Referringnow in particular to the drawing, there is illustrated in Fig; 1 'a bottom plan, view of the finished productlli made in'accordance with'this invention. This, product mainly consists of a pliable carrier H ofcellulosic material, for example, tissue paper, which has the handles or flaps I2, 13 (indicated in dot and dash lines) obtained by folding the'ends: ofsaid carrierifl about its fold lines as, [5; The carrier ll has an upperand lower face. The upper face illla of carrier II is preferably v provided ,withaj suitable tacky coating ,(not shown), adapted to receive a plurality of juxtapositioned layers of three-dimensional decorations, such as indicated; by mimeralslBaJlmandlBa. a r ff [6a, Ha, I811 The carrier l I, preferably cut from a roll-oi. endless. transfer sheet material, is retainedby any appropriate means, such astacks l-9;.;on a 'suitable support 20. The handles oriflaps l 2,; l .3

which ar'epreferably integral project preferably plied onto face I lit-of the'carrier lfasuitable decorative matter, such as a clear, transparent and stable jelly of anydesired height or level, which'height may" correspond to the jthickness "of the stencilplate 2 I.

In this particular instance (Fig. 2),the layer of decoration "I 6 is made higher than the respective layers [of decorations l'l and lfi which n ay be regulated by any suitable supply ,means' li ot shown). I

.Aiter; .these decorations made. of' clear j jelly have been produced, and. are adheredltothe sur face Ila, a stencil vplate'25 isplac'edon .pl'ate 2|. This stencil plate 25 has: an openingfizsedrfreisponding substantially. to the outline ortnelayer of decoration I6 while thefremaining'. decorations l1 and Iii/are. covered up by this stencil-plateff2 5 Through the opening'lli coloring. matter tinny k isa'sectional view taken along line iii- 5 ssdesired specification rnay besupplied to the ai face of the jelly decoration, e. g. red coloring matter.

Subsequently, the stencil plate 25 is removed from plate 2| and another stencil plate 21 covering up the red layer of the decoration l6 and having openings 28, 29 corresponding to the outline of the'decora'tions I1 and l8,-'respectively,'is placed 'in position on stencil plate 2!. Through openings 28 and 29 another coloring matter, such as blue, may then be introduced for contact with the layers of decorations l1 and i8 and for connection therewith. ThereafterQsten'cil plates 2''! and ill are removed from carrier and threedimensional decorations are obtained which are composed of a layer Ilia of larger height-and different color than layers Ila and Mia. Carrier I I is then placed on a relatively thinpaper board 30 of uniform cross-section and the end flaps l2 and [3 of the carrier II are folded under said paper board 30, as illustrated in Fig. 5, for the purpose 'of straightening out the decoration carrying part of the carrier H and'for retaining s'a'id' carrier on paper board 3 0.

Fig. '6 :shows ins'e'ction the finished product; as seen in Fig. in assembled and packed condition. To this end, a ring shaped member 3! is placed zincoiitact with the outer rim '32 of the carrier N. This ring-shaped'member 3| has a circular cutkout' 33 through which the layers of the deceratiOns I Ga, lla'and l8a are exposed to view. On '-tlie upper surface of ring-like member 3| is thenplaced a cardboard member 34 which is frovide'd 'with'a circular cut-out'35 and which tains ring member 3! iniposition. It i well nderstood 'that top board 34,. preferably made f' papier-niache and ring-like member 3| may he made integral with one another.

The finished article thus obtained and assenibled'is then preferably covered with a cellophane or other transparent wrapper 36 which niay be' weldedat its opposed ends '31'and 38, as can-be-seen from Fig. 6.

Fig. '7 illustrates a carton 40 in section, which contains astack'fl of cellophane-packed articles as exemplified in Fig. 6, these articles being shown in diagrammatic form.

-It is well understood that the heretofore described steps for producing uncolored layers of decoratiorls made from jelly or similar matter an'dthen followed by the selective coloring of said Iayers may be achieved by means'of an autoir'natic machine (not shown), which may be equippedywith a templet or master device for ;moving the pattern or stencil'plates in timed relation to each other and to the paper carrier, -which1-is suitably supplied from a roll-and progressively moved-past various stations. 4 h I ;;It isobvious, that spray guns, brushes or like ltools m-ay beemployed to apply the aforesaid layers by means of the stencil plates onto the The'tra'nsfer of the'multi-colored"three-dimensio'rial'decorations to a' cake orsimilar edible ob- ;j''cts is easy, neat and simplified according to "the invention.

After ,the paper carrier II is unpacked the naps 12:13 "can'be 'readily grasped by the fliands of thefoperatorwho "ap'plies'the decorations ad'- heringto and supported by one face 'of the carriei'onto the surface of'a'cake.

:process, but "eliminating the transfer paper.

' 4 fer of the decorations to the cake surface. The paper carrier is then lifted and discarded.

The use of the above process makes possible the deposition of all the layers of the desired jelly in a single step, thus eliminating smearing and smudging of the jelly layers and permits theapplicationof the desired colors in successive steps by theme of stencilswhichshield all portions of the surface of the jelly layers except those which it is desired to color.

It has also been found extremely advantageous "in the large'scale manufacture of cakes to apply three dimensional decorations by the described In this application the jelly-filled stencil is placed directly on a suitably frosted or glazed cake top, whereby the uncolored jelly is deposited upon said top. This stencil is then removed and other stencils alternately registered over said top and appropriate dyes applied as described previously.

it can thus 'be seen that a there has been :pro- 'vided according :to this invention 'a useful, new and efiicient process, andmeans for carrying out said pro'cess for "obtaining a product to be applied to e'dible articles, which -process substantially consis'ts in depositing in s'ide-by-"si de i'ela- -tion heavy layers'o'f clear-transparent a'nd'stable jelly-like substance onto a support er'th'e face of water absorbent sheet tissue material, then applying "selectively different coloring matters or dyes to said layers,respectivelyfwhereby various coloringefiects; on said layersare obtained, and finally transferring said layers fromsai'd supporter sheet-material onto the top surface of said edible article, whereby colored, threedimensional decorations @are produced on ":the


iAsian alternative, --i=t isfpr'oposed to -fill a stencil with a colorless, jelly like material, placing a sheet of coated paper upon the surface of 's'aid 'stenciL-movingsaid paper relatively to saidsten- "cil whereby said material adheres to said coated pa er, "applying to said paper a second "stencil having openings registering with predetermined portions of said material, applyingldyeingmat- "ter. through said openings to color said portions,

removing-said second stencil, and then applying a further stencil to said ,paper for coloring other :portions-ef said material.

In accordance with the above; *it .iswell under- "stood that =wide deviations and changes inay be .55 ima'de from 'the embodiments herein set forth zavi thout departingfrom-thespirit of this invenion. 3 stayin thu "described fth'e mve'ntioh, when claimed as 'new "and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is

As "an "article or "manufacture, three-dimenslonal, edible decorations for application "to an edible "article, such as acake; comprising apiece o'f sheet material having an upperand lower surface, the upper surface 'ofs'aidpiece being provided with a layer'ofcolored, gelatin substance, opposite flaps forming end parts of said piece and providing handles for manipulating said piece for "transfer of"sai'dlayerfrom said piece of sheet material onto the surface of said edible article, and a support having opposite ends and ofunifdr'm cross s'ectio'n, "said support "being substantially coextensive with and abutting against a major-portion "of the lower face ofsaid piece'of sheet material, said opposite flaps extending in ontact with and around the ends of said sup-'- port and in abutment with the under face thereof for retaining said piece of sheet material with said layer in taut condition on said support during storage.



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U.S. Classification426/104, 206/457, 206/460
International ClassificationA23G3/28, A23G3/02
Cooperative ClassificationA23G3/28
European ClassificationA23G3/28