Monday, December 31, 2012

Plum Pudding - slicing

Cutting the round "cannon ball" pudding in a wedge slice.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Plum Pudding

Notice how the round pudding was cut in slices from the top left side.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


The panetiere was/is a wooden French bread box or bread bin; and a gloriously elaborate one at that.  Not your 1960s bread box - causing a rethinking of the querry - "Is it bigger than a bread box?"
More examples follow.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Cake and the Little Mouse

"The Little Mouse, who made itself a House in a Christmas Cake" - excerpts of the poem with illustrations from the book Aunt Affable's New Books for Children. London: 1844