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Daring Bakers: Swedish Princesstårta


It's been a while since I've been able to participate in the Daring Bakers' Challenged for one reason or another. In fact, I think this might be my first challenge of the year. And what a challenge to jump back in on! This month, Korena of Korena in the Kitchen was our May Daring Bakers’ host and she delighted us with this beautiful Swedish Prinsesstårta!



One of my favourite things about the Daring Bakers' challenges is getting to try things you've never head of before. The Prinsesstårta was one of those things. Brand new, but my oh my it sounded heavenly. Sponge cake, custard, jam and whipped cream -- let me at it!

When I described the challenge to my boyfriend, he said he thought the cake might be an appropriate treat for his dad's birthday cake.

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Comments

This post was a wonderful read. :) I'm off baking at the moment (forced, by an injury to my elbow), so it was lovely to read of your efforts!

Also, the look of this (and the name) reminds me of 'Princess Tart' which you can find at IKEA stores. I wonder if they're related? That is also covered in marzipan...

Your decorations look fantastic! A question: do you make the fondant flowers on the same day as you make/decorate the cake, or in advance? If the latter, how many days in advance would you make them?
I am sorry to hear you're injured! I hope you have a speedy recovery!

It sounds like they very well could be related!

It depends on my schedule. I usually make them at least a day in advance. Ideally you're supposed to let the inner petal dry before adding the outer but eh - it's cold enough here at the moment that it doesn't matter much. They can basically be made whenever you have time, but I would only put them on the cake soon before serving. The fridge makes them go limp.
Oh, I can't wait to try this out. It looks so beautiful and I just love Princesstårta!

Thanks a lot!!! :D
Thank you.
WOW! That takes some skills! From the flawless flowers to the piped pattern and the smooth marzipan it's just perfect.
Thanks so much. :]

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Great!

Fantastic job! Your princess cake is utterly gorgeous!! I love how sophisticated and beautiful it is! And amazing job on the roses, leaves and piping!!

Jenni from The Gingered Whisk

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Thank you!
OMG, I love everything on that cake, from those pretty royal icing haphazard design to those unreal roses. Bravo!
What a beautiful torte you did. The colors you chose are perfect and your roses are so realistic. Well done indeed!

Beautiful!

This cake is so beautiful. Love the way you have decorated it. And the roses looks so real!
A stunning cake. You never fail to impress with your creations. We all loved the cake - looks so elegant, decorative and was very yummy.