Bunny 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.
This mold was used by Nordic Ware to manufacture its Bunny Cake Pan. Made of heavy metal, the mold is used to cast the front and back halves of the pan. Nordic Ware has always produced a variety of seasonal bakeware, such as the bunny pan created by this mold for Easter time.
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Object Name
bunny cake mold
Nordic Ware
Physical Description
aluminum, cast (overall material)
overall: 3 3/4 in x 26 in x 17 in; 9.525 cm x 66.04 cm x 43.18 cm
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
Food Technology
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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