Prinsesstårta (Princess Cake) is a traditional festive Swedish cake consisting of layers of airy sponge cake, whipped cream and thick pastry cream, topped with a 2–3 mm layer of green marzipan, sprinkled with powdered sugar and decorated with a pink marzipan rose. The original recipe first appeared in the 1930s cookbook “Prinsessornas Kokbok” by Jenny Åkerström, a teacher of the daughters of Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland. The cake was given the name Prinsesstårta or Princess Cake because the princesses were said to have been especially fond of it. Today this is still one of the most popular cakes in Sweden, served when there’s a celebration. The beautiful Prinsesstårta from the Swedish Bakery Bageriet London was a firm favourite for our little princess, served this morning on Little B’s 11th Birthday.
We are celebrating our witty, charming and kind Little B who is turning 11 today. We start the day “surprising” her: Parading into her room in the morning with cake, presents and singing “Happy Birthday to you”. After acting surprised and blowing out the candles, and having made the secret wish, she opens the cards and presents before we have cake for breakfast! The beautiful Prinsesstårta is not only a piece of art but it’s also so delicious. Shame there’s not a Birthday to celebrate every day!
And no, you still have to go to school even if it’s your Birthday!