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Daring Bakers: Swedish Princesstarta by cakecrumbs Daring Bakers: Swedish Princesstarta by cakecrumbs
It's been aaaages since I've done a Daring Bakers Challenge. I finally got time this month and what a delightful challenge it was: a Swedish Princesstårta.

I made the cake for my boyfriend's dad's birthday last week, so I made a few changes to make it seem a bit more elegant than the traditional version.

Traditionally, the Prinsesstårta is green, and as much I loved the traditional colouring and had originally wanted to stick with it, I felt the occasion called for a more muted, elegant colour set. So I coloured the marzipan brown and opted for white roses with a pink centre, rather than the bright pink. I adorned it with a green ribbon instead to hark back to the traditional version.

I tried to get a bit more realism in the roses this time, despite still lacking the veiners to get the proper texture. I used piping gel to create little dew droplets on the flowers and the leaves. when I took the cake over to my partner's place, a few people pointed out the little droplets. It's wonderful when you add tiny, almost insignificant details and they get noticed.

I also piped some decorations with royal icing, also deviating from the traditional look. I'm absolutely rubbish at piping, but this time fared a little better. The trick is to get the consistency right. I was able to manage teeny little dots this time, so that was fun.

But inside is where the party was at. The sponge was so dellicate and soft my usual string layering technique threatened to crumble it to pieces. I whipped out the serrated knife for the layering cause this baby is the lightest, fluffiest sponge you'll ever see. The first two layers are filled with jam and custard. The next two are filled with custard and whipped cream: the latter part is built to give that dome shape.

Recipe: [link]

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Snowland316 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Your creations are all so beautiful! *__*
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PasteICupcakes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yummy

i'm drooling
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Viktor-Ghost Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
För mycket grädde XS
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TheCutetooner Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student General Artist
ja
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Clampigirl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never really like prinsesstårta, but you make me want some. :P
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HaloPemmyrux Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Oh god, i got to the delicious food part of Deviantart again... Facepalm TOO ADDICTING.
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Daedhalus Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How much effort did it take you to become such a solid and competent confectioner (or cook)? Like, do you bake 3 cakes a week? :D I'm asking because I'm baking myself and love to decorate and garnish desserts and make them as beautiful and tasty looking as possible. Sadly I'm nowhere near to your level but, well - trying.
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Lylla4 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Amazing design!

I'd love to try your princess cake any time! Swedish Prinsesstårta is one of the most common cakes here in Sweden. I work as a pastrychef chef and make them every day.

How does the Daring Bakers Challenge work? 
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Sobannah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
You bake beautiful things and I love you~
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Thanks so much. ♥
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