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  • Description

    Mitcham, Surrey.

    Various shots of several figures made from marzipan and chocolate; rabbits, monkeys, Father Christmas.

    We then see various shots of marzipan expert Paul Gogh decorating the top of a cake with marzipan. He winds some plastic flex around a broom handle then rolls this over a piece of marzipan to get a rippled effect on the surface; this covers the top of the cake.

    The side strip is rippled in the same way, after Paul has rolled some circular marzipan buttons into the length to create a spotted pattern. The strip is stuck to the cake; Paul shows us a few tricks of the trade in doing this. Then a marzipan figure of Father Christmas appears through stop motion technique on the top of the cake.

    Interesting little educational item - I might try this out!

    Note: there are extensive cameraman's notes on file on the footage shot. Note: a Pathe website user has informed us that this item was filmed in the demonstration room at the factory of J.F. Renshaw in Locks Lane, Mitcham, Surrey.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3105
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    203.01
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:03:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:33:00 / 01:04:28:00
    Canister:
    CP 010
    Sort Number:
    CP 010
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    SUGAR RATION Great British Bake Off europe-new-way GBB Christmas
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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