Carving a Christmas Springerle Mold

2017-04-08T23:29:58-04:00 July 13th, 2016|

This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Christmas Springerle Mold."

It's Christmas in July! This single episode lesson shows how to carve three different counter-relief or intaglio cookie molds of my own design for springerle cookies. It's a challenge to carve backwards, but getting a jump start on the holidays is never a bad idea when it comes to handmade gifts. The molds make as neat a present as the cookies will. Try your own designs. The possibilities are endless and these are so much fun!

  • Lesson Contents: template, tool list, and photo in single episode
  • Type of Wood: Apple
  • Size: 9-1/4"w x 2-5/8"h x 1/8"d
  • Tool List: 3mm v-chisel; #3, 6mm; #4, 14mm; #5, 5mm; #7, 4mm; #9, 5mm
  • Skill Level: Basic
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  1. Joyce August 2, 2016 at 9:18 am - Reply

    I don’t have access to Apple wood. What would be the next best wood to use?

    • Mary May August 2, 2016 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Hi Joyce, Any kind of fruit wood will work – cherry works well, and is probably the most available. Have fun! Just be careful you don’t use a wood that is toxic if you are going to actually make cookies.

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