Saturday, June 1, 2013

Daring Bakers May 2013: Eggless Swedish Prinsesstarta

Hello everyone!! The Daring Bakers always come up with the most interesting projects and this one was no different. I have to say at the outset that I loved this challenge and I will most certainly make this cake again and again. Korena truly delighted us with this cake!!

On to the details, and I began with baking an eggless sponge cake (I will post the recipe I use shortly), followed that with an eggless vanilla custard which I left in the refrigerator overnight to thicken. The next morning, I made an almond marzipan with almonds, icing sugar and maple syrup. The whipped cream I flavoured with vanilla and stabilized with agar agar. I chose blueberry jam to assemble the first layer of the cake. It was not too difficult to bring all the parts of this cake together and after covering the cake with marzipan I decided to go along with a whim for the decoration. I made a heart and simple roses along one side of the cake in pink and green. All in all good fun!!

Post Script: Korena of Korena in the Kitchen was our May Daring Bakers' host and she delighted us with this beautiful Swedish Prinsesstarta!

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  1. The decoration looks so good. Waiting for the recipe. Can you give the recipe for making marzipan without maple syrup? ( it is not available here.)

    1. Thanks Namita, I have attached the original recipe for the cake and marzipan at the end of the post. The marzipan recipe here calls for corn syrup. If that is unavailable, use a simple sugar syrup in its stead. Add this syrup by the spoonful to achieve the desired consistency. That way marzipan will neither be too soft nor too dry.

  2. Wow! That cake looks gorgeous! :)

  3. Love the icing part, came out well. Thanks for your wishes.

  4. The cake looks gorgeous and very very cute, the icing is so cute and lovely...

  5. splendid and beautiful cake...following you...

  6. What a challenge to make this egg-free! It looks like it came out very well. I look forward to seeing the cake recipe.

  7. baked to perfection..happy to follow you..

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  8. What a beautiful cake! I'm so glad you enjoyed the challenge :) Thanks for baking with me this month!

  9. Such a splendid cake and such beautiful layers

  10. I love how creative you got with decorating your cake. So adorable. And how impressive that you made it egg-free!


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