Cherri Jones knows a thing or two about historical baking. Licensed in 2018, Ginger Lily Sweets has already found its way into the pages of such magazines as Okra, Hoover’s and JOY.
Cherri’s style of ornamental baking emerged in 1500s Switzerland and gained popularity in 17th-19th century Victorian England, alongside the era’s obsession with floriography. “Picture cakes” were often seen at fairs and festivals, and often announced births and weddings. The molds used for this particular dough are an art in many countries, and are exhibited in museums across Northern Europe.
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Using traditional 16th-19th century designs, Ginger Lily Sweets teacakes have a brownie-like interior —sweet but not “sugar cookie” sweet. Cherri uses actual ingredients instead of extracts when possible, creating lovely natural colors. Traditional flavors in Victorian times were anise, vanilla, and lemon. Ginger Lily Sweets offers many additional flavors and a variety of molds—from holiday to celestial to Edwardian themes.