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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

MAYVILLE LIMESTONE SCHOOL CAKE

In 1857-1858, after almost ten years' existence in a small frame schoolhouse, the people of Mayville decided to build a larger school to accommodate a growing population. A stone structure sixty by forty feet was erected, which was at that time one of the finest school buildings in the state. White limestone used for the building came from stone quarries at Farmersville, Knowles, and Browns Comers. E. J. Foster was the first teacher in the new building. In 1876-1877, because of the still growing population due in large part to the success of the local iron smelting industry, a seventy foot addition, nearly identical in design to the original building, was added on the south end. Local mason Friedrich Fischer was the master builder. A new pillared portico and cupola gave it a grand statehouse appearance. The original school bell, donated by T. Sherin in 1857, was moved to the new tower and rang out for many years. The original bell is now on display inside the building. Mayville's "White Limestone School" building was used as a
Public school for 125 years, from 1857 to 1981. It is currently a museum.




I was chosen to make their anniversary cake.


Everything is edible on this cake..including the signs and even the flag!
I made the roof out of gingerbread, and then iced it.

View of the back...no window was missed, and trust me there were ALOT of  them!! The railings are royal icing, and the flag on top is made from edible paper.

Thanks for letting me share!