Monday, May 27, 2013

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta



Korena of Korena in the Kitchen was our May Daring Bakers’ host and she delighted us with this beautiful Swedish Prinsesstårta!

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
Yum. Even better than IKEA's! I made a small cake in my egg-shaped pan because it was going to feed just a few of us. I used half the recipes, and it worked out beautifully! I ended up making this in the middle of the night before the day the posts were due, and I finished just before 3am. By then, I was too tired and lazy to get too fussy with decorations, so it's barebones.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
The cake in the pan.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
The cake sliced into three layers.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
The three layers separated.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
Bonne Maman strawberry preserves.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
With the preserves and first layer of custard.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
Second layer of cake.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
Second layer of custard.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
A mountain of whipped cream.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
The final layer of cake, which was actually the middle layer because it's more malleable, pressed down at the edges into the whipped cream to create a dome that the marzipan will drape over.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
The whole cake covered in a layer of whipped cream that the marzipan will adhere to.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
Dusting my counter with powdered sugar to roll my marzipan out on.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
The draped marzipan, which I dyed green.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta
Smoothed down around the top and pressed in at the sides. The marzipan wasn't malleable enough for me to iron the excess out or cut out and smooth seams, so I just creased it and pressed the folds against the cake, then made a marzipan "ribbon" to surround the base and neaten it up a bit.

Daring Bakers May: Prinsesstårta

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