Monday, May 18, 2009
Cake decorating class!
A few weeks ago, Lena and I attended a cake decorating class at Jungbo Gard, a beautiful place about an hour from central Stockholm. It was great fun - we all made "pillowy" cakes, and I have lots of photos to share with you.
We started with store-bought layers, and several fillings - blackcurrant, coffee, caramel, caipirinha and white chocolate.
My cake - chocolate layers with caramel and coffee mousse.
I wanted a square pillow, so I cut the cake into a slightly rounded square, and colored a mixture of sugar paste and marzipan for the covering.
I like a really thin cover, so it's less sweet. It can make some of the filling show through though!
Lena, covering her blue cake.
More cakes being covered.
Most of us made buttons and ribbons as well.
Lena, showing how to make the indents for the buttons.
Some added tassels, too.
Jungbo Gard also has a gorgeous cottage for rent in the summertime! I'll try to get you some more info on that, as many readers ask me for nice places to stay when they're here.