Out Of Curiousity

Decorating By luvbuttercream Updated 30 Apr 2010 , 10:34pm by luvbuttercream

luvbuttercream Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 7:52pm
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I inherited some cool things that used to be my Grandpa's he was a baker his whole life. He was born in Scotland and worked as a baker there before coming here and eventually running his own. One of the things I received was Renshaw icing sculptors. They look fairly old to me and I was just wondering if anyone else has seen or heard of them. I have some Wilton ones but these are a bit different and Renshaw brand. I also received his old recipe book which has all recipes hand written by him from his days as a baker. I am just sharing that because I think it is just too neat! There is an Wedding fruit cake recipe that says 30 lbs! I think that is crazy! Apparently I can't post the pictures here. Please check the link and tell me what you think! (I put the pics on Flickr)

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foxymomma521 Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 7:54pm
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Wow! What a special thing to inherit!

luvbuttercream Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 7:57pm
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I know! Some tears did fall! I still can't believe it. And in truth I did not know to what extent my Grandpa did baking too. He sis EVERYTHING!! My Grandma made sure to tell me he would of been so proud... I barely held it together.

rosiecast Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 8:08pm
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Luv, that is the sweetest gift. that 30 lb cake- wow!!!

luvbuttercream Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 8:09pm
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I know it is crazy I also have a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies pretty basic right ... wrong it is for 53 dozen!

superstar Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 8:12pm
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What a wonderful legacy! I have not heard of that particular brand but they look great & you will think of your dear Grandpa everytime you use them.

luvbuttercream Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 8:13pm
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Thank you and I sure will!

rosiecast Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 8:20pm
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Originally Posted by luvbuttercream

I know it is crazy I also have a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies pretty basic right ... wrong it is for 53 dozen!




53 dozen- you can knock those off in about an hour, right? lol

luvbuttercream Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 8:29pm
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I think 53 dozen is slightly more than I have ever made before... icon_smile.gif well at one time anyway

Sucrea Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 8:48pm
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I am suppose to be inheriting my great aunt's decorating stuff. Now I am really excited to see what she has. It will be so special. Thanks for sharing!!

jayne1873 Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 9:55pm
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Renshaw is a big brand in the UK and as your grandad was Scotish I guess that makes sense.
Lovely lovely things to keep anyway, my grandfather was into gardening and I still have a small spade of his even though he died over 25 years ago. Lovely to have a little something to bring back memories but the book will make really interesting ready too

JulieMN Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 10:01pm
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What an amazing gift!

Uniqueask Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 10:18pm
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THAT'S AN AMAZING GIFT

I COULD READ YOU RECIPE, IN THE WEST INDIES WHERE I AM FROM, THAT IS EXACTLY HOW WE MAKE WEDDING CAKE, AND CHRISTMAS CAKE WITH A LOT OF RUM ADDED,BUT BE CAREFUL IF YOU PUT TOO MUCH FLOUR, IT CAN GET STIFF.

Occther Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 10:27pm
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I am the sentimental kid in my family and love anything inherited!! Have some of Grandmother's recipes!! I spent a lot of time at her home. What a wonderful treasure to have something handed down throught the generations!!

luvbuttercream Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 10:34pm
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Thank you all and thank you for the info jayne1873 I appreciate it and I happy to know that I assumed maybe it was from over there. It is all very sentimental and I don't know if I could bring myself to use any of it I do not want to wreck it.

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