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Publication numberUS615191 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 29, 1898
Publication numberUS 615191 A, US 615191A, US-A-615191, US615191 A, US615191A
InventorsGeorg Lembke
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Georg lembke
US 615191 A
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No. -6l5,l9l. Patented Nov.'29, 1898.


(Ayplication filed Nov. 1, 189 7.)

(No Model.)




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 615,191, dated November 29, 1898 Application filed November 1, 1897. Serial No, 656,997. (No specimens.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, GEoRe LEMBKE, candymaker, of 6 Schmidstrasse,Berlin, in the Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire, have invented a Process of Manufacturing Colored Molded Ornamentations on Sugar Articles or Confectionery, of which the following is a specification, reference beinghad therein to the accompanying drawings.

This invention was patented in England March 1, 1897, No. 5,424; in Austria May 12, 1897, No. 48/l,098, and in Germany November 20, 1896, No. 92,917.

This invention relates to an improved and peculiar process for attaching ornaments, consisting of sugar, combined with an agglutinant, on marzipan,tarts, fruits, and other articles and confectionery.

It has hitherto been customary in order to ornament tarts, biscuits, cakes, Christmastree confectionery, or marzipan with colored devices and figures to employ a paper cone, a small metal squirt filled with the sugar solution employed for the ornamentation, and to allow the sugar icing to be discharged in the form of a stream from the lower narrow opening of said device.

This invention has for its object to replace the handwork, which even with skilled workpeople takes considerable time and which also produces an uneven product, by a process which is independent of the skill of the workman and which yet always allows of a uniform product being obtained and of the pattern which is to be made being reproduced without separate reproducing apparatus.

In order to carry out the process, a mold or shaping-piece a, made of plaster,wood, metal, or glue and having, a perfectly even upper surface, is employed, in which mold the pattern 0 (see Figure 1) which is to be produced is engraved. The molding-plates thus formed are provided with a raised edge I), Fig. 2, which prevents the running out of the substance which is afterward poured therein, and these mold-plates may be arranged side by side on long tables in the number of two or more for the purpose of continuous working.

In the accompanying drawings such a moldlng-plate is shown, Fig. 1 being a plan and Fig. 2 a cross-section, while Fig. 3 is a plan of a similar plate having only one figure on a larger scale, and Fig. 4 a cross-section of the same.

The liquid sugar substance employed for making the decorations and which may also be colored must be so liquid as to combine with an easy fluidity the property of rapidly setting in the mold after being poured in and of combining with the layer of sugar foam or icing which is afterward poured therein. The sugar substance,combined with a suitable age glutinant-such,for instance, as gelatin,agaragar, tragacanth, or the likeis poured into the intaglios or recesses c of the moldingplate. The surplus sugar substance is then carefully scraped off by means of an indiarubber scraper fitting closely to the moldingplate, so that a completely even surface is obtained. A sugar foam substance 6 or icing of a different color to the sugar substance first employed is then poured into the space formed by the projecting edge I) of the plate a. A sheet of paper is then laid on this covering or upper layer, so that the latter adheres to the paper. If the paper be then lifted off, the ornamental sugar foam mass or icing will be simultaneously raised out of the mold. It is only necessary to slightly moisten the paper on the back to release it from the icing. In order to convey or, rather, attach the icing thus ornamented to marzipan, tarts, biscuits, cakes, or Christmas-tree confectionery, the separate figures must be cut out of the whole sheet thus formed, a mold made of metal being used for this purpose, which mold has the outline of the figuressuch-, for instance, as a cock, dog, cross, anchor, sheep, or the like-so that the surplus icing drops off and only the sugar ornament remains which is to be attached or applied to the figures formed of the marzipan, tarts, or fruits. In order, however, to save cutting out this icing-sheet with molds formed of sheet metal, it is preferable to employ a plate cl stamped from suitable materiaL-such as wood, cork, or the likei'n which plate the outlines of the various figures are recessed and which accordingly has corresponding apertures f. The plate shown in Fig. 3 is only provided with a single figure, on an enlarged scale,which rests on the plates in the mold,where, forinstance,

the cock is engraved. Vhen the sugar mass has been poured into the recesses engraved in the mold and scraped off by means of an india-rubber scraper,the stamped-out plate is laid in the mold and the apertures of this plate filled with the sugar icing, so that this covering layer consists of sugar icing which combines with the first casting and has also the colored desired shape or pattern. After the sugar mass has hardened it is only requisite to lift off the upper stamped-out plate and the finished decorated article drops out, which is facilitated by the tapering form of the apertures, and each figure is obtained completely perfect in itself.

Vhat I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is-

l. The process of making confectionery ornaments, which consists in filling the mold to overflowing with one kind of plastic material, then scraping off the excess or overflow, then depositing a layer of different plastic material upon the scraped surface, allowing it to adhere thereto, then lifting the layers from the mold and cutting the second layer to conform to the outline of the first or molded layer, substantially as described.

2. The process of making confectionery ornaments, which consists in filling the mold to overflowing with one kind of plastic material, then scraping 01f the excess or overflow, then depositing a layer of difierent plastic material upon the scraped surface, allowing it to adhere thereto, then applying a sheet of paper or similar material to the surface of the second layer and allowing it to adhere thereto, and finally lifting the two layers of material thus attached to the sheet from the mold and removing the sheet, substantially as described.

3. The process of making confectionery ornaments, which consists in filling a mold to overflowing, then scraping otf the excess or overflow, then applying a second filling on top of the first and having the same outline as the first, and finally lifting away both fillings, substantially as described.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand in presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA23L1/1641