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October 13, 2013

Moulding A Drool-Worthy Collection…

Filed under: BELGIUM,Bruges: Chocolate Museum,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Following on from yesterday’s post, we are still in the Chocolate Museum in Brugge, Belgium, and at the moment we have hit a section of it that have my visiting Singaporean Foodie friend “Velveteen” and I drooling and wishing we could spirit away most of the pieces to go and play with in our own kitchens.

(We did figure that they would notice, but fellow foodies will most surely understand the feeling). I have a small (very small) collection of old chocolate moulds at home, collected from local street markets during my last 20 years in The Netherlands, and was delighted to see that I share one piece in common with this exhibition.

It’s a half-shell mould for an Easter egg, which I scored when a local baker retired and the shop became a bicycle shop instead of a bakery. It’s probably the most basic of all the eggs forms and I’ve managed to make my own hollow Easter egg with it (after rather too many sad attempts when I didn’t get the temperature of the chocolate right and the chocolate stuck fast inside the mould).

The variety of moulds here is drool-worthy,  all of the main themes are here and more: Christmas, Easter, St. Nicolas, animals, fish, geometrics, ones with logos,  figures, flora and fauna, everything you could possibly want to make filled bon bons and chocolate bars. I think that Velvetine was maybe hinting  that she wanted to sit here all day, because  she took the photo of the two seats situated inside the chimney breast… strange place to park them I know, but this is still a central city European building and space is at a premium so let’s call it “ergonomic”  shall we?

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The mould I have at home is the same as the one at top right of this photo, the “cracked” egg shell pattern…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Velveteen) used with permission

2 Comments »

  1. Well now your’ve made me want to go buy some chocolate. Belgian, if possible! Happy Choctober!

    Comment by gh — October 13, 2013 @ 1:58 am | Reply

  2. I’m so glad you shared this wonderful collection. I would have gone crazy over all the candy molds. I knew we missed a lot by not being able to visit Brugge.

    Comment by lulu — October 13, 2013 @ 10:26 am | Reply


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