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...


  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.

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

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

  4. 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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