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Shops Do Their Work in Sugar, Chocolate and Fat

���Above: An artist smoothing out the imperfections in a number of sugar statuettes that have just been cast. When polished and varnished the sugar figures can not be told from marble figures. In special designs the sugar must be extremely fine grained to permit of delicate carvings

���Fat mixed with tallow is run through a grinder to soften it. When in a plastic form it can be kneaded like dough. To prevent it from becoming rancid, citric acid is added to the mixture before molding

��An automobile made of nuts and sugar — a good example of the confec- tioner's art. At the pres- ent time Paris bakers and confectioners are making their choicest sweets in the shape of fortresses, cannons, and armored automobiles


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