Lamb Cake Mold

Description (Brief)
Nordic Ware, a family-owned manufacturing firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was founded in 1946 by brothers Dave and Mark Dalquist, as “Plastics for Industry.” In 1950, the brothers bought Northland Aluminum Products, a small firm with a line of “Nordic Ware” products including griddles and steak platters. The same year, Dave Dalquist created a cast aluminum, fluted cake pan and trademarked it as the “Bundt” pan. The company continued to grow its product line to include specialty baking and cookware items, including the microwave turntable. Nordic Ware is notable due to its history of product innovation through engineering, and its continued production of cookware in the United States.
Nordic Ware used this mold to manufacture an aluminum Lamb Cake Pan. The mold is made of heavy metal and is composed of the front and back halves of the Lamb Cake Pan. Nordic Ware has always produced a variety of seasonal bakeware, such as this lamb pan made for the Easter season.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Nordic Ware
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Physical Description
aluminum, cast (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 22 1/2 in x 18 in; 10.16 cm x 57.15 cm x 45.72 cm
ID Number
2007.0034.33
accession number
2007.0034
catalog number
2007.0034.33
Credit Line
Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO
subject
Manufacturing
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Food Technology
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"I inherited from an aunt a heavy Lamb Cake Pan (in two separate parts) that looks exactly like it came from this mold! Interesting. I never knew it was made by Nordic Ware. Wish I had the original cake recipe for it, with baking instructions!! I tend to get the nose too crispy when baking lamb cakes for my own children. Thank you for posting this!"

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