A Collector’s Kitchen


First used by candymakers in the 1800s, the molds were made from expensive copper-plate. Less expensive tinplate molds came into fashion in the mid-1800s with designs by noted German mold maker Anton Reiche. The years of 1880 to 1930 are considered the glory days of chocolate candy molds, and the most popular shapes were thought to be Easter bunnies and rabbits. In her mix, Carole has bunnies of course, but she also has fork and spoon molds, small three-tiered cakes, and even little Kewpie dolls.