Mickey Mouse

Origin: Poland

Age: 1930's-1940's

Size: 8 3/4" x 19"

Note: Here in the United States, we all know this cartoon character as Mickey Mouse. However, in other countries Walt Disney's most famous mouse is known by different names. For example, in Finland he is called Mikki Hiiri, and in Italy he is known as Topolino. The only country to refer to Mickey Mouse as "Mikey" (as is carved into this cookie board) is Poland, where he is called Myszka Mikey. This leads me to believe this mold was originally carved in Poland to make piernik cookies.