Antique Chocolate Rabbit Mold ~ Bunny with Sack & Cane!

This Antique Chocolate Dapper Rabbit Mold is part of a collection that my family handed down over the course of 5 generations of bakers.

My great-great Grandfather, Michael A. Baker, started his bakery in the West End of Pittsburgh in 1875. Originally a retail bakery, he and his sons would produce molded confections during the appropriate holiday seasons. After all 7 of his sons joined the business, Dad Baker retired and the sons changed the business. Now named "The Seven Baker Brothers Bakery" the brothers converted the retail business into a large wholesale bakery. As such, many of their famous items, including the molded chocolates were no longer produced.

In 1938, the 3rd generation of the Baker family -- and my grandfather -- Paul Baker decided to get back into the retail baking business and he founded Jenny Lee Bakery in Pittsburgh's Diamond Market, now known as Market Square. He quickly outgrew the space and moved his production facility to McKees Rocks in 1941. Utimately Jenny Lee Bakery grew to 14 retail locations by the mid-1960's. As a popular Pittsburgh bakery destination, Jenny Lee had a wide variety of products and resumed the popular chocolate molds during the holiday seasons. These highly sought after chocolate molds were now back in production!

As the years progressed, the demand for traditional
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