Princess Cake

Cake Number 3: Princess Cake (Sweden)

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I am stupidly happy with this cake (the crappy piping and folding of the marzipan aside).  It’s my first attempt at a Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge!  And it was a lot easier than I thought – even though mine has ended up a lot lumpier (and, no matter how many times I try, I can’t fold icing – or, in this case, marzipan – on a cake without it folding at the bottom.

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But I don’t care because look at my marzipan rose!!  I haven’t made an icing rose (or, again, in this case, marzipan) before and I’m so happy with how it turned out!  And it tasted amazing!!  Admittedly, the custard didn’t have a strong flavour, but I’d managed to roll the marzipan thin enough that it didn’t overpower the taste 😀

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The cake didn’t fall apart when I cut it (although it threatened to collapse in the middle!).  The inside looks like a cream explosion but it tasted good, so I’m happy 🙂

I’m definitely going to make this cake again and perfect my icing rolling skills (or it’ll just end up covered in roses 😀 )