Brick Kiln Cake

Brick Yard Dinner

Gracefield Hall hosted the Brick Yard Dinner. What we hope to make it an annual event; the Colonial Williamsburg Masonry Trades crew was here for a kiln pre-firing dinner on Sunday evening, November 15th. Patricia made a kiln cake complete with tunnel doors, “brick” platting on the top (actually chopped up Jelly Belly jelly beans), colonial people, and a stack of Tootsie Roll cord wood. A traditional colonial diner was served: baked ham, spoon bread, sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables, and spoon bread.

Larry is a volunteer at the Colonial Williamsburg Brick Yard and will be working during the 5 to 6 day firing of 27,000 hand-made bricks beginning on Wednesday, November 18th at 9:00 a.m. This kiln, or more correctly a “clamp” which is a temporary kiln, is the largest fired at Colonial Williamsburg. If you have not seen a brick clamp firing, please stop by; we are located off Nicholson Street and

are open until 10:00 p.m. during the firing.

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