Family Ties (Quite Unique)

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.
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*** Fischer Family Mold ***

The original wooden Fischer Family mold.

The Fischer family original wooden mold.

Ulrich Fischer wrote: This Springerle mold was owned by my great-grandparents who lived until 1848 in Neu Bulach in the Black Forest. In the earlier times it was a duty in southern Germany that each family baked Springerle. Springerle molds became a part of family life and were passed on to the oldest son.
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.
www.thespringerlebaker.com/ulrich_fischer.html

#1603 Fischer Family Mold Replica - $115.00

#1603 Fischer Family Mold Replica – $115.00

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

Springerle Cookies made from the Fischer Family Mold Replica #1603

Springerle Cookies made from the Fischer Family Mold Replica #1603

The cookies this replica will produce are a first rate example of  Springerle. The Springerle are small but detailed and beautiful.

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*** Probst Family Mold ***

The original wooden Probst Family Cameo Mold

The Probst family original wooden Cameo 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

#1601 Cameo Mold Replica - $115.00

#1601 Probst family Cameo Mold Replica – $115.00

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.

Oval Springerle made with the Cameo Mold #1601

Oval Springerle made with the Cameo Mold #1601

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The original wooden Probst Family Fancy Dress Mold

The Probst Family original wooden Fancy Dress Mold

#1605 Probst family Fancy Dress Mold Replica - $125.00

#1605 Probst family Fancy Dress Mold Replica – $125.00

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.

Cookies made with mold #1605

Cookies made with mold #1605

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 *** 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 Lieb family original wooden Animal Mold

The Lieb family original wooden Animal Mold

#1600 Lieb Animal mold Replica - $120.00

#1600 Lieb family Animal mold Replica – $120.00

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.

Springerle made with mold #1600

Springerle made with mold #1600

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The Lieb family original wooden "Bishops" mold

The Lieb family original wooden “Bishops” mold

#1631 The Lieb family Bishops Mold Replica - $90.00

#1631 The Lieb family Bishops Mold Replica – $90.00

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

Springerle made with mold #1631

Springerle made with mold #1631

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The Lieb family original wooden Angel Mold

The Lieb family original wooden Angel Mold

#1637 Lieb Angel Mold Replica

#1637 Lieb Angel Mold Replica

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

Cookie made with Mold #1637

Cookie made with Mold #1637

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*** 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

Frau Pauline Umhofer and Frau Brigitte Metzler and their Molds.

Frau Pauline Umhofer and Frau Brigitte Metzler and their Molds.

#1602 Umhofer 6 Image Mold - $64.95

#1602 Umhofer 6 Image Mold – $64.95

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

Cookies made with mold #1602

Cookies made with mold #1602

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#1604 Umhofer family 15 Image Mold - $74.95

#1604 Umhofer family 15 Image Mold – $74.95

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

Cookies made with mold #1604

Cookies made with mold #1604

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#1606 Umhofer 4 Arches Mold - $61.80

#1606 Umhofer 4 Arches Mold – $61.80

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

Cookies produced from mold #1606

Cookies produced from mold #1606

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*** Stolz Family Mold ***

The Stolz family original wooden ABC Board

The Stolz family original wooden ABC Board

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

#1516 Stolz ABC Board Replica - $46.50

#1516 Stolz ABC Board Replica – $46.50

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

Cookies made with mold #1516

Cookies made with mold #1516

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*** Palais Adelmann Mold ***

Joerg Graf Adelmann with the original Palais Adelmann mold.

Joerg Graf Adelmann with the original Palais Adelmann mold.

Imagine serving the same Springerle designs that guest and friends were treated to at the Palais Adelmann in Germany during Christmases of the 1800′s.

#1700 Palais Adelmann Mold Replica - $198.00.

#1700 Palais Adelmann Mold Replica – $198.00.

The Palais Adelmann replica mold measures about 11 3/8” x 6 1/2” and will produce 12 individual cookies or confections that will measure about 2 1/2” x 1 3/4”each. Each individual framed scene was masterfully carved and will deliver a stunningly beautiful work of edible art for you just as it had for the bakers at the Palais Adelmann in the 1800’s. Just the borders alone that frame each image is a work of art. The cookies produced from this mold are all very detailed with great depth and dimension. The original mold was used at the “Palais Adelmann” in Ellwangen Germany. There it was used always during the Christmas season for baking Springerle. This mold is #1700 and sells for $198.00. The original board can be viewed here:
http://www.thespringerlebaker.com/palais_adelmann.html

Cookies made with mold #1700.

Cookies made with mold #1700.

These replicas will be numbered and you will receive the history of the original mold as well as the recipe used with it. *Please note that this mold can take up to 14 days to ship.
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We also have available a small version of the Palais Adelmann mold that is the perfect size for confections and small Springerle.

#426 Small Palais Adelmann Mold – $94.95.

#426 Small Palais Adelmann Mold – $94.95.

Producing this mold was a great achievement. Never have these images been available in such a small size. Producing this final mold took us months and a great deal of time and resources. The end result is a mold that carries the same fine details as the original and its own special history.
You will not be disappointed with this mold.
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This mold measures about 6 3/5” x 4 7/8” and produces 12 individual cookies or confections that will measure about 1 1/2” x 1”each. Each individually framed scene is beautiful with great detail and dimensions that will deliver stunningly beautiful works of edible art. Imagine passing out these Springerle and being able to relate a known history about the original to guests and friends. This mold is a small version of the original mold that was used at the “Palais Adelmann” in Ellwangen Germany. This mold is #426 and sells for $94.95.

Cookies made with mold #426.

Cookies made with mold #426.

Replica of the Palais Adelmann mold and its smaller version.

Replica of the Palais Adelmann mold and its smaller version.

Cookies made with molds #1700 and #426.

Cookies made with molds #1700 and #426.

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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: order@thespringerlebaker.com





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