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2022.06.02. - 2022.07.24.
Budapest
2022.01.28. - 2022.03.13.
Budapest
2022.01.20. - 2022.03.13.
Budapest
2021.12.15. - 2022.02.13.
Budapest
2021.12.08. - 2022.02.20.
Budapest
2021.11.05. - 2022.02.13.
Budapest
2021.09.20. - 2022.03.13.
Budapest
2021.06.29. - 2022.02.13.
Budapest
2021.06.22. - 2022.04.17.
Debrecen
2012.03.01. - 2012.03.31.
Vác
2012.02.01. - 2012.02.29.
Miskolc
2012.01.22. - 1970.01.01.
Budapest
2011.10.04. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.07.04. - 2011.07.08.
Budapest
Honey Cake and Candle Making Museum - Szekszárd-Bárányfok
Inside the museum
Address: 7100, Szekszárd-Bárányfok Munkácsy u. 9/b.
Phone number: (74) 512-110
Opening hours: 01.02-22.12.: Tue-Sun 12-18
The Petrits family has been involved in honey cake, candy, and candle making since 1825. The tools and equipments collected on the attics and cellars throughout that time has found their worthy location. Bertalan Andrásfalvy opened the exhibition titled `Honey Sweet Memories` in the Honey Cake and Candle Making Museum on July, 6, 2003. The tools of all three trades are displayed at our exhibition.

The museum presents the history of honey cake making, the different honey cake and candle as well as the traditional Christmas fondant making techniques. We illustrate the way the tools were used by the help of a DVD so the visitors do not only use their imagination but can see the way these tools were utilized.

The history of the family can be traced back to 1772 when János Petris was born. It was his son, János Petris Jr., who began the trade of honey cake making. He was followed by the next generation, the Gottfrieds, in the middle of the 19th century. Gottfried had seven children. Two of them, József and István continued the trade. The Almanac of Hungarian Trade from 1929 mentioned these two children of the Petris family. According to the document, both of them learned the trade from their father.

József became a master himself in 1883. He studied in Switzerland, Bratislava, and Wien as well. He prepared honey cakes, wax candles, and candy. One of his sons worked as an apprentice in his shop, his other son as a helper. His brother, István became independent in 1904. He worked with one helper and one apprentice. His wife, Rozália Acsádi managed a grocery. István worked in the same trade as his brother.

The business was taken over by József's children: József, Károly, Ferenc, and István. József died young, but the other three boys became recognized tradesmen.

Károly changed his name from Petrits to Pelényi. He worked in the Hauer and later the Vörösmarty candy shop in Budapest. His ices are still remembered by the people of Szekszárd. Ferenc, after learning the trade of the honey cake makers, moved to Pest. He opened a candy factory in Szekszárd that was nationalized in 1953. His candies were well known nationwide. The youngest boy, István, followed the trade of his father; he also became a honey cake maker and learned the trade of confectioners. He opened a shop that was also nationalized in 1953. After that, he worked as a honey cake, wax candle and candy maker until 1992.

The son of István, József worked as a technician in the food industry. Both his sons, Szilveszter and Péter, learned the business, thus they are the sixth generation of honey cake makers.