The book of trades; or, Familiar descriptions of the most useful trades, manufactures, and arts practised in England : and the manner in which the workmen perform their various employments.
(undated, inscribed 1829)
The confectioner., p. 31
31 THE CONFECTIONER. THE Confecti oner, who is generally combined with the pastry-cook, makes sweetmeats, tarts, cheese-cakes, pies, pre- serves of various kinds, jellies, jams, conserves, candies, comfits, gingerbread, &c. He generally lays in, during the winter, a competent supply of ice, pre- served in a proper receptacle, to furnish his customers with the agreeable treat of ice-cream in the summer months. The London confectioners are famous for the elegance and size of the Twelfth day cakes: several days previous to this pe- riod their shops are decorated with a great variety of them, made of different shapes, and with various devices; some weighing several hundred pounds. There are also various forms and preparations of gingerbread. The Confectioner is generally as busy a man as the cook in the preparations for a grand dinner or supper: he is, in fact, the caterer of superfluities. Some of the London Confectioners bake joints of meat, like the bakers, for those who give the preference-'to their shops, but their charges are double. They also deal in mock- turtle, dried tongues, &c.
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