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Sale IT217 Lot 1524

CHEF MESNIER MADE THREE-PIECE JEEP SILICONE MOLD, SPECIALLY MADE FOR CHELSEA CLINTON'S BIRTHDAY AT CAMP DAVID Three-piece mold, American, 20th Century. Chef Mesnier fashioned the silicone mold out of a Jeep that he found. Once the plaster of Paris mold was completed, the Jeep was carefully hand painted and placed on top of Chelsea Clinton's 16th birthday cake to symbolize her ability to get her driver's license. The mold was delivered on a cake to Clinton while at Camp David. See final dessert image. h:2 w:9.25 in.

Provenance: Private collection of Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier. First Lady Rosalynn Carter hired Mesnier, who served 26 years under five presidents: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. According to Creating the Sweet World of White House Desserts: A Pastry Chef's Secrets, Mesnier created stunning desserts for more than 40 queens, kings, princes, princesses and heads of state.

Literature: Roland Mesnier and Mark Ramsdell, Creating the Sweet World of White House Desserts: A Pastry Chef's Secrets (Washington, D.C.: The White House Historical Association, 2019), p. 243.
Estimate $250-350

Sold for $125.00

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