Kransekage How Can I Possibly Do This!????

Decorating By Donny13 Updated 30 Nov 2009 , 9:16pm by Donny13

Donny13 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 10:24pm
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HELP! i saw this AMAZING cornucopia (Danish Wedding tower (Kransekage)and wanted to make it, the photo that was posted just made me fall in love, i just have to make it as a surprise for my family on Thanks Giving. How am i going to assemble this cake horizontally, i asked the person who posted the picture but unfortunately her post was last year and i email her with no response so far, is there anyone out there that can help me with a step by step? I guess my biggest question would be, how do i know how big to make the rings, how do i divide them??? All the searches ive been doing just show instructions on building the typical tower formation. I'd really appreciate it if anyone can help me!!??

Thank you so much

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__Jamie__ Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 10:27pm
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Are you purchasing the rings, or doing it freestyle?

Donny13 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 11:19pm
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Ill b doing it free hand with instructions that say divide dough into 8 pieces or by weight but its in grams 10 20 30 etc. Rolling each into finger thick stix making the first piece 3,5 inches and adding an inch and a half going up. Does this sound good or do u have better instructs?

__Jamie__ Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 11:20pm
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Probably. I'm trying to figure out the cornucopia shape. I saw a pic online a little while ago, but no instructions. It almost seems like you would cut pieces out to sit them sideways.

JanH Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 2:57am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Donny13

HELP! i saw this AMAZING cornucopia (Danish Wedding tower (Kransekage) ...How am i going to assemble this cake horizontally..




Could you post a link to that pic because the only ones I could find were stacked vertically. With the exception of this one, which is almost like a standing horn:

http://tinyurl.com/ygags8d

If you wanted directions for the standing horn, it seems all you do is start by making a basic vertical kransekage (gravity is your friend at this stage) and as the rings become smaller you curve them as you'd like. Then when assembled and dried, invert the whole thing (with support underneath to keep it stable).

Okay, just found one that is on its side:

http://www.snaptun-vinshop.dk/graphics/groups/13_m.jpg

Here's another recipe and more detailed instructions:

http://scandinavianfood.about.com/od/cakerecipes/r/basickransekake.htm

You can also purchase kransekage baking rings:

http://www.cocovado.com/villawareonline/holiday_seasonal.asp

http://www.wisconsinmade.com/gift-ideas/Kransekager-2233.aspx

http://www.aebleskiver.com/Kranseform.htm
(Also has recipe.)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0001LVGX8/?tag=cakecentral-20

Video illustrating how to decorate a kransekage:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunflowers61/4002134040/

"Best" kransekage recipes:
(Some of these can be used with the rings.)

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/KRANSAKAKA-1260410

http://www.foodnetwork.co.uk/recipes/danish-wedding-tower-kransekage-ru314683.html

http://www.deharris.com/Recipes/Scandinavian/Kransekage.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/local/recipes/2005/10/21/1487667.htm

http://www.mindspring.com/~cborgnaes/cakes.html#Wedding%20Cake

"Easy" kransekage recipes:

http://pjandersen.net/Site/Krasekage.html

http://www.whiskblog.com/2008/08/daring-bakerschocolate-clairskransekage.html

HTH

Donny13 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 8:15pm
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wow, thank u for ALL that info, i visited each and eveyone of thos sites! I made the dough last night and its in the fridge right now, i wont have time to work on it tonight, but tomorrow after work im going to form and bake it, WISH ME LUCK!!! One thing thats heavy on my mind is the fact that the recipie that i followed said take almond paste and sugar into a mixer and it should form a large ball, it didnt do that, it just crubled together so thats when i started adding the egg whites, after that i reached the consistency that they were describing, i just hope i didnt skip something, also its said refrigerate 3-4 hrs or over night (even better) but they didnt say weather to cover it or not....i put it in a tupperware, this recipie is WAY to expensive to screw it up, god i hope it goes well!

Donny13 Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 9:16pm
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Ok, i made it for thanksgiving and although the baked mixture itself was delicious it was a complete and utter failure! The rings came out FLAT!!!! I don tknow what i did wrong, i told my sister and she said it was too much sugar..... i will post the receipe i used and maybe u guys can tell me whats wrong????? (for the record i used 14 oz almond paste and 1 1/3 sugar and added eggwhites till it was the consistency that they described) I would like to try this again but i really need to consult with you guys first!

Danish Wedding Tower (Kransekage)

http://www.recipezaar.com/Danish-Wedding-Tower-Kransekage-314683

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