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Princess Cake posted 12 Jun 2013 14:43 by Viktoria
In the shop we sell two types of wooden cakes – strawberry and princess cake. The princess cake might look a bit strange to the non-Swedish eye, being bright green and decorated with a pink rose (and certainly no princesses on it).

This is a very traditional cake in Sweden consisting of alternating layers of airy sponge cake, raspberry jam, and thick pastry cream, all topped with a 2–3 mm thick layer of marzipan. The marzipan is normally green (!), sprinkled with powdered sugar and decorated with a pink marzipan rose. The original recipe first appeared in the 1930s “Prinsessornas Kokbok” (the princesses cookbook)and the cake was originally called “Grön tårta” (green cake), but was given the name “prinsesstårta” or “princess cake” because the princesses were said to have been especially fond of the Princess cake.

The sales of princess cakes is expected to peak the coming weekend in Sweden as we have a royal wedding on Saturday when HRH Princess Madeleine marries her Chris.
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