06 September 2014

birthday cake

Yesterday morning, rather than ordering our usual sugar pretzel and bun at Bageriet, we celebrated with two slices of prinsesstårta (princess cake). With layers of lighter-than-air sponge, raspberry jam, vanilla custard, and whipped cream, all enclosed in a thin layer of marzipan, it is indeed fit for a princess--or a birthday girl!


Princess cake is usually topped with a pink marzipan rose. But why stop with one rose when you can have a whole bunch (spotted outside Liberty)...


and maybe a few scoops of ice cream too, or at least a new book (from the new Foyles) to add to the ice cream-making library:


Because surely there must be some consolations for turning another year older...

5 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! What a delicious way to celebrate and even if the cake vanished in the twinkling of an eye the ice cream can be enjoyed any day of the year.

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  2. Happy birthday Kristina. It sounds as though you found lovely ways to celebrate. X

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  3. Many happies to you Kristina. Cake, flowers, new cookbooks -sounds like you have nearly* everything covered.

    * A glass or two of something

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  4. belated happy birthday wishes, it sounds like a perfect day xxx

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  5. I have never seen anything like that Princess Cake, nor would I have imagined lime-green marzipan, but it is so satisfying to the imagination, i.e. to think of eating it. It must have added greatly to your celebrations - so glad you shared it, if only digitally.... Thanks!

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