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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!