Introducing this 18th-century cake tin from our collection, perfect for the baking virtuoso in your life. You can find it at Ryedale Folk Museum now resting in our Tinsmith workshop.
Unlike the blacksmith's fiery forge, the tinsmith's craft revolves around the cold, shaping the tinplate with dexterity and skill. Beautifully pattered, this cake tin would have taken time to produce, though we like to think it was worth it for the cakes that resulted.
This cake tin more likely produced a tipsy cake, a Victorian version of the trifle made by livening up a plain old sponge with a good soaking of booze: whisky, port, brandy, or sherry… People weren’t fussy then!
Accompanied by silky custard and topped with almonds, this boozy sensation was made possible all because of this lovely cake tin. (We’ll just say Yum and leave it at that.)
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