If you want the truly unique and special,
you’ve found it!
On this page you will see molds that have documented family histories. Imagine being able to offer cookies that are not only beautiful but that you can provide a history on the mold that first produced them 100′s of year ago.
Replicas of these molds are being offered exclusively by
The Springerle Baker.
*** Fischer Family Mold ***
This mold was inherited by my great-grandfather (master tailor Friedrich Fischer) from his parents. Then it changed ownership to my grandfather (pastry chef Friedrich Fischer). In 1889 he founded a pastry shop in Gernsbach (Black Forest close to Baden-Baden). He died in 1940 and the mold was passed on to his son Robert Fischer. In 1970 I took over the pastry shop and became owner of the mold.
It was an old tradition to bake Springerle at Christmas and we had many customers that kept the cookies in tin boxes in order to still have them at Easter. The older people loved to have hard Springerle so they could dip them in their coffee.
This replica mold measures about 8 3/8” x 5” and produces 20 individual cookies that will measure about 1 1/4” x 1”each. The cookies produced from this mold are all very detailed with great depth and dimension. This mold is very unique in that you will know the past history of the original mold for at least the last 200 years. Photos of owners and their names are known. See photos of the family here: thespringerlebaker.com/ulrich_fischer.html
This mold is #1603 and sells for $115.00
The cookies this replica will produce are a first rate example of Springerle. The Springerle are small but detailed and beautiful.
*** Probst Family Mold ***
About the original wooden mold:
“This mold was part of the household of my grandparents in Stuttgart, Julie and Kurt Franckh. I think my grandmother got it from her parents (Fam. Schweizer), who also lived in Stuttgart.
I think it was family property for five to six generations. The model was used for Christmas cookery every year till about 1955”. – Wilfried Probst
You can read about the original molds history here: TheSpringerleBaker.com/wilfried_probst.html
This replica mold measures about 6 5/8” x 4 3/4” and produces 9 individual Cameo cookies that measure about 1 7/8” x 1 1/4”each. The cookies produced from this mold are all very detailed, have great depth and dimension as well as character. There are many fine details from the buttons and hair pins to the medals and feathers.
This replica mold measures about 6 5/8” x 4 3/4” and produces 4 individual scenes that measure about 3” x 2 1/2”each. The cookies produced from this mold are all very detailed and have great depth and dimension as well as character. There are many fine details such as the strands of hair on their heads, ribbons, eyes, lips noses buttons and folds on their clothing. This mold is #1605 and sell for $125.00.
*** Lieb Family Molds ***
About the following 3 Lieb Family Molds:
In 1803 Wilhelm Lieb opened the Conditorei- Cafe bakery in Biberach an der Riss in Germany. The last owner of the bakery, Adolf Lieb passed in 2001. His wife a few years later sold off the contents of their bakery. She is the person who passed on the knowledge of the molds histories. The molds were in the Lieb families possession during that whole time. The molds are estimated to have been carved at some time in the 1600s to early 1700s. Who owned the molds before the Lieb family began using them is unknown to me at this time. – Ken
The Animal mold: This mold has a curious image of an angel looking at and holding an hour glass while his elbow rests on a skull. A curious motif and an intriguing one. All of the carving on this mold are first rate. Hairs, wings, feathers, flowers, fruits, leaves and expressions come to life in all their detail. The mold measures about 7 1/2″ x 4 7/8″ and produces 10 individual cookies that measure about 2 1/8″ x 1 1/4″ each.
This replica mold measures about 8” x 3 1/2” and produces 6 individual cookies that measure about 2 1/8” x 1 1/4”each. You will find that the cookies produced from this mold are all very detailed and have great depth and dimension.
The images are of a dancing jester, he looks to have 2 children in a basket. There is also a carving of a donkey that is loaded up with apples. The hairs on the donkey are very fine. The work of a great artist and carver. It has been suggested that the “Bishops are really versions of Saint Nicholas and this may be the case as Saint Nicholas took around a donkey with gifts and apples to give to folks. Also I’m told the 3 orbs that the figures are holding is also an object Saint Nicholas is associated with.
If this then is the case than the one I refer to as the Jester is the one that goes around with Nicholas collecting the bad kids.
This mold is #1631 and sells for $90.00
The Lieb Angel replica mold measures about 5 ½” x 3 ½” and depicts an Angel playing what looks to be a violin. The image is beautifully carved and has a very nice border. I’m not sure of the symbolism that may be present and it may well just be a beautiful image. Consider that folks maybe as far back as the late 1600’s were gazing upon this image and giving it as a token to a friend or loved one. This replica is #1637 and sells for $64.95
*** Umhofer Family Molds ***
About the following 3 Molds:
These molds were from my grandmother Pauline Umhofer who acquired them between 1940 and 1950. Pastry Chef Reinhold Herbster of Wiesensteig in Baben Wuttemberg had owned the mold with the 4 arches. The other 3 molds are from Stuttgart and August Stitzel. My grandmother used the Springerle molds regularly for special occasions. At Christmas the sweets were always made with cinnamon not anise. After my grandmothers death, my aunt Brigitte Metzler came to own my grandmothers molds. Water Springerle which were made without eggs were painted and hung on the wall. My aunt had had these hanging on her apartment wall over 30 years. They were beautiful to look at but not edible. After my aunts death I became owner of these molds. – Jochen Umhofer
This replica mold measures about 6 3/4” x 3 1/8” and will produce 6 very nicely detailed, deep and beautifully framed cookies that measure about 1 3/4” x 1 5/16” or confections. The images are of men smoking pipes, a bugler, a woman carrying a basket on her back, a woman carrying 2 baskets and a Santa carrying a tree and some goodies. The borders on these are fairly deep which
makes an interesting “picture frame” look on the finished cookie.
This mold is #1602 and sells for $64.95
This replica mold measures about 8 3/4” x 4 1/8” and will produce 15 very nicely detailed cookies or confections with good dimension that measure about 1 5/8” x 1 3/8”. The images are of castles, a church, a hen in a basket, love birds, flowers, fruit, twin babies in bed, a stag, a chimney sweeper, a woman obtaining water from the town square fountain and a priest. This mold is #1604 and sells for $74.95
This replica mold measures about 5 7/8” x 4 1/2” and will produce 4 very detailed and beautifully framed cookies that measure about 2 3/8” x 1 3/4” or confections. Left white or tinted with edible color it is a work of art that will grace any cookie or dessert tray. The original wooden mold was masterfully carved and it shows in all the details that are present on the finished cookies. This is another exclusive mold made available by The Springerle Baker. Another great design for a Spring time Tea or other special event. This mold is #1606 and sells for $61.80
*** Stolz Family Mold ***
This mold we found in the household of my mother in law. I can remember that sometimes there was made a present for the children`s first day of school, it was a mold with the first letters of their names. – Margarete Stolz
This replica mold measures about 8 1/2” x about 4” and will produce 32 very small individual images measuring about 1” x 3/4” each. All images are of good depth and dimension with good details. The images are ABC’s but no J, a Butterfly, a Dog, a Camel, a Rooster, a Bird, a Man doing something and a Man hiking with a chicken in a basket. This mold is item #1516 and sells for $46.50
Please note that it can take up to 14 days for these molds to ship.
Please send your order request or any questions about these molds to: firstname.lastname@example.org