What is the difference between the term "cake carriers" and "cake savers" or "cake carriers"?
A few years ago I wrote about this topic in an article called "Cake Savers Are Popular in Today's Kitchen". At that time I wrote in my post that I often see the names of these kitchen housewares used in a similar fashion, sometimes referred to as cake savers and at other times cake carriers.
Cake Carriers And Cake Savers
But. today I was looking through some materials in my files and discovered more information on the origin of "cake carriers". Cake carriers are designed to take cakes from one place to another.
It is generally thought that women carried cakes to social functions such as church suppers or picnics etc.
Therefore "cake carriers" were different than cake holders (or savers) which were kept on the kitchen counter to keep cakes fresh.
Vintage Cake Carriers Have Wire To Hold Parts Together
The Glass Knobs On Cake Carriers Are Glass Cabinet Pulls
Another tidbit I came across was that the glass knobs on the early cake carriers were from the same companies that made kitchen cabinet pulls and were used to match the kitchen.
Cake carriers came in different sizes to hold more than one cake or pie. One important point to rmember is that if you are buying these housewares, think about whether they have all the parts.
Readers if you can add to this discussion, please post yuor comments, thank you.
Green cake carrier combo was made by Carlton and was featured at http://www.etsy.com/shop/cynthiasattic
The other cake carriers were found on Pinterest.com
Refernce: "Bake And Take" by Cathy Cook, Collectibles Flea Market Finds Magazine.
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