The Story Behind this Blog

Being from the South, Silver is a very big part of my life. It doesn't have anything to do with wealth. Although those with more money - old money, tend to have more of it. New money tend not to spend their money on Silver. They do not have the appreciation for the warmth of the metal, the beauty of the patina, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. A true southern girl comes of age when she chooses her silver pattern, long before she chooses her mate. If she is smart, she chooses that of her mother, grandmother, or favorite great aunt who in their benevolence will pass their silver on to her. It is the pieces in those sets, the pieces on our tables, along with the pieces we find in the corners of the displays in antique stores that prompted me to start this blog. They are beautiful, they are odd, but what are they, and what in the hell do you do with them?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Angel Food Cake Breaker

Here's a hum dinger. This one caught my eye - An Angel Food Cake Braker. I never considered an Angel Food cake special enough to have its on serving utensil, but this shows you how much I know. Research says that "the long tines are used to 'break' into the cake before the cake is actually sliced and served. The piece is most often used with the cake knife and/or the cake serving fork."

(Shown in King Edward by Gorham  10 1/2 inches)

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1 comment:

  1. I think this tool works for bundt cakes as well.