Saturday, July 23, 2011

Swedish Princess Cake

I personally had never heard of a Swedish Princess Cake (or Prinsesstårta as it's called in Sweden) until the The Lollipop Ladies posted one as inspiration for their latest challenge:

But how yummy does that look? I love the beautiful pale coloured marzipan icing with the dusting of icing sugar and the sweet looking sponge inside. I was very intrigued as to what made this cake so special that it is commonly made for Swedish celebrations so I did some reading and found a recipe on Baking Obession that shows just how complex it really is.  I can image some serious overdosing on cream eating that cake!

The second element of the challenge is to add pearls to your creation.

Here is the card I created in answer to this challenge:

Copics used:
Hair: E35, E31
Skin; E000, E00,
Dress: BG10, BG15
Shoes & bag: C03
Stamp: Wild Rose Studio - Night Out
I added the pearls to her hair to replicate a jewelled comb holding up those gorgeous curls. This is my second Wild Rose Studio stamp and my first more 'grown' up girl stamp. The pale yellow flower brads are metal, with a sparkling crystal in the centre - sadly they just don't photograph well.

Entered into the Lollipop Ladies challenge of course!


Helene Bogren said...

Oh, this is lovely!! I love this! Thanks for joining in at the Lollipop Ladies!

Anonymous said...

Love this card, what a sweet image!
Thanks for sharing at the Lollipop Ladies this week :)

lexie said...

Gorgeous thanks for entering the Lollipop Ladies Challenge

Jane said...

Great image and colouring, the pearls in the hair are fab.