This mould was used to shape papelón sugar loaves which are typical of Latin America. Such solid saccharose is also called a piloncillo in Mexico because of its conical shape, and is made by cooking and evaporating sugar cane juice.
Appreciated for its taste, sugar has always been highly sought-after by humanity. Although it was rare and expensive in the past, today it is commonplace and highly-affordable. Pleasure or moderation? It is not always easy to resist when faced with a mountain of cakes.