1990 - 2013 Haydel's King Cake Baby Collection Calas Lady Purple Indian Joyful + For Sale
NO CRACKS CHIPS OR MISSING PIECES THIS sale IS FOR ITEM PICTURED ABOVE ONLY THE ITEMS PICTURED IN THE DESCRIPTION ARE NOT THE ITEMS YOU WILL GETHaydel's Bakery continues Mardi Gras king cake doll tradition with new sculptor;credit(Photo by Dinah Rogers, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)PrintByJudy Walker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Follow on Twitter on January 24, 2013 at 1:50 PM, updatedJanuary 24, 2013 at 6:40 PM
When miniatures artistAlberta Grun Retif Meitin Lewisdied just afterMardi Gras2012, on Feb. 19, at age 79,Haydel's Bakerymourned, but the bakers knew they wanted to continue the tradition of hiding specially made collectible favors inside their confection. Starting in 1989, Lewis had created small ceramic dolls or favors in classic carnival shapes and forms, including Mardi Gras Indians and the St. Augustine Marching 100 band, for Haydel's Bakery.
The shop released two or three every year, and they immediately became collectibles. One of the most sought-after was the FEMA trailer decked in purple, green and gold lights, which Lewis created after Hurricane Katrina, while she was living in one.
Dave Haydel Jr. explained that Lewis' friend, porcelain sculptor Rick Devries, a self-taught sculptor, artist and master mold-maker, was the natural choice to replace the veteran artist.
Devries worked with the Lewis from the beginning to sculpt and produce the favors, Haydel said.
"She would make the mold, shape the doll to whatever idea we were doing," Haydel said. "He reached out to us - and we were going to reach out to him. We're going to continue to do the brainstorming at the bakery, and he will create them."
For 2013, a streetcar and a parade ladder with three children sitting atop it are the two trinkets . They were part of a limited edition set of special pieces that Lewis made about 15 years ago, Haydel said, but they had never been put in a king cake.
The response has been "overwhelming," Haydel said. "People are really fired up about it.""These were the most popular, very detailed," Haydel said. "We made like 30 sets at the most. They were very highly sought after. We thought why not bring them back in a cake edition, so we can make 50,000 of them, and all the people who were not able to get them 15 years ago will be able to get them now."
The first Haydel's collectible was a "King Cake doll," called a Frozen Charlotte. Lewis had collected the small antique bisque dolls, manufactured in Germany from the 1850s to the early 1900s. Frozen Charlottes were widely used in king cakes and other baked goods as favors.
VERY HARD TO GETCOMES WITH A NICE DISPLAY CASEDISPLAY CASE HAS A WORKING MUSIC BOX THAT PLAYS MY FAVORITE THINGSall dolls are attached to box with easily removable craft puttyTHIS IS A WONDERFUL RARE COLLECTION STARTING WITH THE FROZEN CHARLOTTE DOLLTHAT STARTED IT ALLHAYDEL'S DOLLS ARE HIGHLY COLLECTIBLEAND HERE IS THE REASON RIGHT HERETHE 1990 FROZEN CHARLOTTE DOLL WITH ORIGINAL INSERTAT LEAST ONE INSERT WITH EACH YEARS ISSUESINCLUDES EVERY DOLL FROM EVERY YEAR IS INCLUDEDINCLUDES ALL DOLLSFROM ALL YEARS (1990 - 2014)1990 FROZEN CHARLOTTE1991 KING1992 QUEEN1993 FLAMBEAU1994 MARDI GRAS INDIANS (5)1995 CAPTAIN1996 SECOND LINER1997 PIRATE1998 MARCHING BAND (3)1999 PEANUT VENDOR1999 SHRINER2000 BAKER & MAID2001 BUZZARDS & BARCUS2002 LUCKY DOG & POLICE2003 LIEUTENANTS (3)2004 PETE FOUNTAIN2005 WE LOVE BEADS & DOUBLOON LADY2006 JOYFUL LADY & SKELETON MAN2007 CAPTAIN BLUE ROOF, KATRINA,& FEMA TRAILER2008 BEIGNET WAITER2009 MARDI GRAS BEAD DOG (3)2010 CALLAS LADY & JESTER2011 HELL FROZE OVER, #1 SAINTS FAN& PIGS FLEW2012 LADY RED BEAN & RICELY YOURS2013 KIDS IN A LADDER &ST CHARLES ST CAR2014 FLOATS KING KONG, QUEEN KONG AND BABY KONGSET INCLUDES EVERY FREE KING CAKE DOLL EVER ISSUEDINCLUDES RARE FLOAT MULEORIGINALLY INCLUDED IN A 4 FLOAT CAKE TOPPER SETINCLUDES 4 EXTRA INDIANSINCLUDES ULTRA RARE1998 PHUNNY PHORTY PHELLOWS STREET CAR TROLLY ONLY 40 MADEALMOST EVERY INSERT ONLY ONE OR TWO MISSINGNO INSERT FOR MULE OR RARE TROLLY
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1990 - 2013 Haydel's King Cake Baby Collection Calas Lady Purple Indian Joyful +: $3,500