Monday, May 27, 2013

Some days you should bust out your tiara and enjoy some princess cake!

This month's baking challenge was all about a special treat, one that made me feel as if I should be in a pastry shop!

Blog-checking lines: Korena of Korena in the
Kitchen was our May Daring Bakers’ host and she
delighted us with this beautiful Swedish

This challenge the princesstarta was one initially I though I might not be able to do as I have had so many things going on this month with helping my mom prepare for a party and getting ready for a much needed vacation. Last week though I decided I had some time and I must approach this head on. If you are interested in trying your hand at this delicate pastry or reading up on it, please follow this link.

Now on with the show!

This is the batter waiting to bake, I have to say I made this cake two times as the first one I slightly burned. The second time though it came out perfect!


This is maybe one of the best vanilla custards I have ever made and I can see this making an appearance else where!

Cake after it has been sliced and covered in raspberry jam and starting the covering of pastry cream.

The lighting is a bit rough but that is my cake with it's mound of whipped cream.

My cake with it's crumb coat of whipped cream.

I rolled and rolled and rerolled my marzipan, which I made from scratch. I was so pleased with this experience I cannot wait for another reason to make this cake.

Close up of the rose which I rolled myself. I am really proud of this cake!

Just a little mini collage of the cake.
Close up shot of the layers.

The perfect slice, Ashley and I shared this one.  

Two of my brave co-workers enjoying a bite. Thanks Guys!
All in all this was an amazing experience. Ashley was not too crazy about the cake but I was not surprised he likes his chocolate! The cake though was a huge success at work. Many people were able to enjoy it! I loved sharing it with my work family, even if one of my good friends had some palpitations following eating it! I hope that you will consider giving this a try, because while it may look difficult it was pretty manageable and the end result is worth every minute. Such an amazing challenge! 


  1. It looks beautiful and yummy!

  2. I'm so glad you found the time to do the challenge this month! That is definitely a cake to be proud of - very very pretty. Great job and thanks for baking with me this month :)

  3. What a great example of how a trditional prinsesstarta should be! From the soft colors of the thin marzipan and the sugar dusted rose to the layer structure as seen from a very clear cut it is just beautiful!!

  4. Oh my gosh, your cake came out so beautifully - and those coworkers were lucky, not brave, to get to partake!! Awesome job.

  5. The cake is wonderfull and so pretty, I had a tight schedule too and was happy to squeeze it in somehow. Congrats

  6. Your cake looks so nice, with the homemade marzipan rose! I guess your coworkers are happy to have you there!

  7. What lovely layers you got! Great job!

  8. Looks great! I used modeling chocolate and also had to re-roll it. Always seems to stick on the very first roll. Enjoy your vacation as well!