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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Vintage Pastry Baking Set

When I saw this, I just had to have it. 



This is a cute as can be children's baking set. It includes a little rolling pin, cookie sheet and darling little cookie cutters. That's not all, look in the box below!



There is a whisk, a wooden spoon and more. It even has a tiny little tart pan and a grater for the lemon zest. The really interesting thing about this set is that it is from West Germany; probably made late 50's or early 60's. I am guessing it was brought back by someone in the military or possibly from a vacation.  These German made sets must be somewhat rare (in this country anyway), because I did not come across another one on the internet.  Maybe all the grown up little girls have them stashed away in their attics?




I used Google translation and as far as I can tell these are recipes. I could make out the things like, butter, margarine and the grams on my own. When translated it threw in a few more hints like, flour, lemon-zest and tasty. Still not enough for me to figure out a recipe though! What I found very unusual was the ladybug and the star sticker. When I was researching German toys, I noticed that ladybugs seemed to show up on several items. If anyone knows more about this, please share.



The words on the box were translated to 'Come, back to me'. The box illustration is adorable. I love that the girl has her doll and dog helping out! If you love her too, this Pastry Set can be yours she is in my Crave Cute Etsy shop just waiting for a new owner.

When I was a little girl, I had a little bake ware set. I remember having my mom help me make a cake and some muffins. Did you have anything similar when you were growing up?  I would love to hear your stories!  ~~ Diane




11 comments:

  1. Oh Diane, I had baking sets galore, I think I still have a tiny rolling pin that I use to make certain things. (I also had an E-Z bake oven that came with cake mixes and frosting - just had to add water. I used to bake birthday cakes for the family and frost them nicely, better than I do now! xo

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    1. That is fabulous! Baking was never so easy! LOL!

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  2. That is so adorable! I have very fond memories of using my miniature rolling pin as a girl. I agree with you though; if I was a grown up little girl who had one of these, I would have totally kept it!

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  3. So utterly adorable! Makes me wish I could go back in time and be a child all over again.

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  4. Oh that is so cute! I didn't have this kind of thing at all, my mother wanted me doing it all for real! I love the box it comes in, so cheerful and innocent.

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    1. My mom was always baking the real thing too, so I think my baking set was only used a couple of times. I started in helping bake pretty young like you. Wish I still had the baking set though!

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  5. So precious! Love that little girl and her helpers :) Like Sulky, I helped my mother and it was always a lot of fun (except for the dishes, of course :p This little bake set would be perfect in Hobbiton, lol!

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    1. Ooooo, You are so right! This would be perfect size for the Hobbits!

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  6. This is just lovely Diane. It is in fabulous condition and amazingly intact. I loved the baking sets I had like this when I was a child (although I don't think they were German). I can remember liking the cookie cutters and rolling pin the most and would play with them for hours. This brought back wonderful memories!

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  7. I loved sets like this when I was a child and can remember spending hours making things (usually jam tarts!) from the odds and ends left over from mum's baking. This set is in remarkably good condition. The ladybug reminds me of the ladybird used on Ladybird books published by Wills & Hepworth, but I don’t think they ever made toys or had a connection with Germany – but I could be wrong.

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    1. Thanks for the information Barbara, I'm going to check it out.

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Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane