Swedish Pinterest *ahem* I Mean Princess Cake

Lounge By kaylawaylalayla Updated 8 Sep 2013 , 1:04am by Annabakescakes

kaylawaylalayla Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 2:25am
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AOk so the swedish princess cake that's basically all I see on my pinterest feed. Has any one actually every made it? Is it really a thing? How was it? It says its whipped cream under marzipan and it holds this lovely roundy shape. (Yes, roundy... I am le tired) I feel like it would just fall and be full of finger indents if ig was filled with whipped cream. But really I've just never done it before. So what do you think of this craze. Do you like it, is it really all its cracked up to be?

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 2:36am
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Perhaps a link. .  .?

kaylawaylalayla Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 2:37am
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AUno momento por favor

BatterUpCake Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 2:38am
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Originally Posted by kaylawaylalayla 

Ok so the swedish princess cake that's basically all I see on my pinterest feed. Has any one actually every made it? Is it really a thing? How was it? It says its whipped cream under marzipan and it holds this lovely roundy shape. (Yes, roundy... I am le tired) I feel like it would just fall and be full of finger indents if ig was filled with whipped cream. But really I've just never done it before.
So what do you think of this craze. Do you like it, is it really all its cracked up to be?

google global table adventure swedish princess cake for tips. Let me know if you make it and how it turns out....

JaeRodriguez Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 3:26am
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Ahttp://semiswede.com/2011/09/21/princess-cake-demystified-prinsesstarta/

Maybe this link will help? I've never heard of them but it sounds yummy!

imagenthatnj Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 3:29am
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First time I see it in pink. I thought it was supposed to be this pretty green, with a tiny pink rose on top.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 4:30am
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AIts traditionally supposed to be geeen but some sites say it was Americanized and people use pink

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 6:51am
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Lol, yes they are really a 'thing' :) If you look up recipes for prinsesstarta, you will probably get the unamericanized versions, which have been around since the 20's, I think... but don't quote me on that one, lol.

 

They are amazing! Not difficult to make, except covering with marzipan smoothly, something I've never been able to get just right. They are far more time consuming than they are difficult. Totally worth it though!

IAmPamCakes Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 7:05am
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AMiette (the famous bakery in San Francisco) does a cake like that. Can't remember if she calls it a princess cake or tomboy. She uses SMBC under the fondant, I believe. It's a pretty cake.

tarttokig Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 11:58am
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I am Swedish and the princess cake is definitely the most common cake here! Here we have whipping cream with a 40% fat content which enables you to whip it until it is very stable and so you don't get indents on it. When you cover with marzipan you need to brush the side that will touch the cream with some flavorless oil, otherwise moisture from the cream will leak into the marzipan. Also it needs to be kept in the fridge. Since the cake is made with yellow cake, cream and creme patissiere (and sometimes raspberry jam), it has a very "soft" flavor. It is very different from american cakes and I think you should try it out just to see if you like it!

tarttokig Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 12:06pm
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Btw, I don't know if you've seen the inside, so I thought I'd show you one that I made earlier this year!

Rosie93095 Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 1:16pm
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Wow, that looks delicious!

Chellescakes Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 2:37pm
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Yummm Princess cake , now I wish I was back in Sweden , I may just have to take a trip to Ikea on the weekend , they are never quite as good though as one from a Swedish bakery/ 

kaylawaylalayla Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 4:03pm
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AWow, beautiful tarttokig! Thankyou for all the helpful tips. I remember one time at work we switched from 32% fat to 36% and I couldn't believe what a difference it made

kaylawaylalayla Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 4:07pm
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AHold the phone! You mean I can try a semi authentic one at ikea! Saweet I think I will try one.

BatterUpCake Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 5:21pm
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Trying to get my daughter to let me make several small cakes for my G-baby's 3rd birthday but she just purses her lips and walks away. She is a difficult person to deal with...

tarttokig Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 5:28pm
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I know! The fat content does such a difference! I was so surprised when whipping 36% for the first time, it took such a long time compared to the 40% one that turns into butter after 2 minutes ;)

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 6:24pm
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My local dairy sells 40%, I love that stuff! I did turn it into butter the first time I used it though, haha.

Annabakescakes Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 7:51pm
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Ooooh! I want to try 40% fat cream!

liz at sugar Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 8:16pm
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How much do you all pay for the 40%?  My supplier has it for about $45/case, compared to $36/case for 36% cream (3 gallons total per case).  If it holds longer whipped, I'd be happy to pay the premium.

 

Liz

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 8:43pm
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How much do you all pay for the 40%?  My supplier has it for about $45/case, compared to $36/case for 36% cream (3 gallons total per case).  If it holds longer whipped, I'd be happy to pay the premium.

 

Liz


Checked my price list, for me it would be $50.28 for 3 gallons, $45.48 for the same of lower fat.

liz at sugar Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 8:50pm
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Thanks scrumdiddlycakes!  I will order a case and try it out.  And try to remember to watch it while whipping.

 

Do you find it seeps less and holds better than the 36%?

 

Liz

tarttokig Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 8:56pm
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If you over whip it you can add some unwhipped cream to fix it. It might have a hint of butter flavor but at least you don't have to throw it out! Also, if you add a tiny bit baking powder or a little granulated sugar before whipping, then you can whip it until it's harder and it won't turn into butter (don't ask me why, haha, but it works!)

tarttokig Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 8:57pm
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And yes, it holds better than 36% cream. It can sit in the fridge for several days and the only difference is it turns a little harder.

liz at sugar Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 9:00pm
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Thanks for the tips!

 

Liz
 

kikiandkyle Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 9:20pm
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AYes you can get them in the Ikea cafeteria and frozen in the store.

Annabakescakes Posted 4 Sep 2013 , 3:34pm
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Okay, I got some 40% cream at Restaurant depot yesterday...What was I going to do with it, again? I wanted to try it, and now I don't know why! What can I use it for?

 

And it was the same price as the regular. $3 ish a quart.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 4 Sep 2013 , 3:42pm
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AIt will give you a stiffer and more stable whip cream. Maybe you were going to mske princess cake lol

Annabakescakes Posted 4 Sep 2013 , 8:10pm
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Hmmmmm....Maybe I will. A gluten free princess cake, though. Maybe I'll just put it on one of my chocolate cc I already have baked, lol. Or I will eat it with a spoon.... decisions, decisions!

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