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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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:iconcrescentnubila:
CrescentNubila 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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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Thanks so much. ♥
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:iconoorose:
OoRose Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I want that cake >__>
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Thanks :]
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:iconoorose:
OoRose Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
you're welcome :3
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:iconlilivanilli:
lilivanilli Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Thats my FAVORIT Cake!!!! I love it!!! On my Birthday I want exectly THAT Cake!!!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Thank you! ♥
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks very elegant, very nice :)
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Thank you. ♥
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:iconellycrazy:
EllyCrazy Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
that's so pretty :D
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Thank you. ♥
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BigHairMexican Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Purrty. I meant purrty. Damn phone.
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
xDD Thank you.
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:iconbighairmexican:
BigHairMexican Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
So puerto!
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toxic-placebo Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
This is BEAUTIFUL!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Thanks!
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AliceAriel Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm Swedish, and defintely aprove of this version, haha! You are and amazing artist btw, just wanted to add that.
Puss och Kram skumbanan, jättebra gjort!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Thanks so much. ♥
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:iconaliceariel:
AliceAriel Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries xx
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Kodaic Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This looks, and sounds, delicious, and it's beautiful as well! :D Awesome job!
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
thank you. :D
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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ProjPanda Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
kyahhhhhhhhhhhhhh i cant wait i have to eat it now! OUCH oh my i hit my face on the computer screen cause i wanted to bite it XD hahaha i just love it
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
xDD Thank you :tighthug:
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:iconprojpanda:
ProjPanda Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha no prob ^^
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firila12 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you eat these thing ?!? LOvely stuff :D
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Yup. :] We all ate it after the birthday dinner. :]
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:iconfirila12:
firila12 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha :D
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Uncle-Sarah Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Oh I love princess cake so much=P Great job!
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Thank you!
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CaramelLatteDreams Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that looks good!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Thank you. :]
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MayEbony Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That can't be easy to get such a smooth layer of 'heavy stuff' that's *round* onto a sponge cake! I adore Princess cake.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
It's not too hard actually - it was a surprisingly easy to cake to assemble!
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:iconmayebony:
MayEbony Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That does surprise me. Maybe after literally creating the Earth anything else is easy though :D
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Haha, yeah I made this as soon as I finished the Earth cake so it did seem an easy feat in comparison.
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LittleWindy7 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
That is a very amazing cake!:D
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Thank you. :]
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LittleWindy7 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Your welcome.:)
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yaakov99 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you send me the recipe for the globe
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I post all recipe to my blog -- if there's no recipe there it's either because the post was about the decorations, or because I feel I've not perfected the recipe enough to share.
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yaakov99 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Link to blog please thanks
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