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Lesson Plan - Grade 1 Cake Decoration, Karl Muffler, William Angliss Food Trades School, 1947 Reg. No: HT 18658
- This is a lesson plan for cake decorating Grade 1, June, Week 2 - 'Piping excercises and simple design of a cake.' It features a hand-drawn cake decoration design. Karl Muffler taught a cake decorating class to 60 returned ex-servicemen at William Angliss Food Trades School in Melbourne from May to August, 1947, under the Commonwealth Reconstruction Scheme. Karl took groups of 15 students at a time, receiving 20 shillings per two-hour session.
This item relates to Karl Friedrich Muffler, qualified pastry chef and confectioner, born in 1900, who migrated to Melbourne from Germany in 1930, aboard the passenger liner 'Balranald'. Muffler quickly established himself in Melbourne, commencing employment with Bill Ikinger (who had recruited and sponsored him) at his cake shop in Brunswick, as well as joining the long-running German establishment 'Club Tivoli'. Muffler went on to establish his own business, 'The Embassy' in Malvern, and in 1939 married fellow German migrant Mathilde 'Hilde' Mayer. At this time they were members of the 'German Labour Front' of which Adolf Mayer (Hilde's father) was president. On 4th September, 1939 Karl Muffler, along with dozens of other German residents (including his father-in-law), was placed into police custody as an enemy alien. He was transferred to Tatura internment camp and while there undertook woodcarving and drafting classes and worked as a cake decorator. He was transferred to a Forestry Commission camp in Broadford, and finally released in 1945. With no family left in Germany he decided to stay in Australia and became naturalised in 1947. After the war, Muffler accepted a position at William Angliss Food Trades School in Melbourne teaching ex-servicemen new skills in cake decoration. He maintained a connection to the German community though Club Tivoli and died in 1996.
- Lesson plan for Grade 1, 2nd week. Hand drawn cake decoration design for square cake in grey pencil on paper with red pencil numbering. Top edge of page is perforated. Some foxing.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Sue Muffler, 2005
|Dimensions:||151 mm (Height), 220 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||cake decorating, forestry camps, german communities, german immigration, internment camps, pastry making|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Karl Friedrich Muffler, German Migrant, Pastry Chef & Internee, 1930, Karl Friedrich Muffler, German Migrant, Pastry Chef & Internee, 1930|
|Tertiary Classification:||training & education|
|Inscriptions:||Handwritten across top: 'Grade 1 / 2nd Week ending 7 June'.
Handwritten across page: 'Piping Excercises and simple design of a cake.'
|Creator:||Karl Muffler, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1947|
|Place & Date Used:||William Angliss College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1947|
|User:||Karl Muffler, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1947|
|References:||Nunn, Kathy, William Angliss College: the First Fifty Years, Hargreen Pub. Co., 1990|
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