A long time ago, J introduced me to the marzipan cake at Swedish Bakery (Chicago). I thought, "Marzi-what?" Marzipan is a sweet almond paste that is rolled out and used to decorate cakes. I wasn't particularly fond of almond flavors (had too many almond cookies growing up) but I gave it a try. The flavor, in combination with the custard cake (don't know how else to describe it), custard, and whipped cream was PHENOMENAL!
I later learned that this type of cake is called a "princess cake" in Sweden. Trust me, I know, because I looked all over the internet and cook books for a recipe. Tried baking it twice, but it wasn't the same.
Another friend of mine had a marzipan cake from Swedish Bakery for her wedding. I might have gotten her addicted to this cake. Can't remember. But, there was cake left over and her father packed me a New-York-pizza-pie-sized piece. I was stuffed from the dinner and cake at the wedding. BUT, I was pregnant with A2 . By the time we got home, I had finished it. And I am not ashamed to admit it! Come on! I was pregnant. All you women, out there know, what I'm talkin' about!
Well, a while back, my husband had to drive someone to the city. He decided to drive to Swedish Bakery and get me some goodies.
Puff pastry apple thing
So puffy, so apple-ey good!
Swedish Princess Roll
So thankful to my husband for making the longer trip to get this for me. I know, I know, I'm not supposed to have a lot of sugar, but once in a while... The cake comes in roll size so that you can have portion control. It is during these times that we have to say, "Uhhh, sorry A1 and A2, this has nuts in it!" So bad, so bad! But, more for us!
If you are ever in the area, stop by this absolutely fabulous bakery. But, DO NOT go there on Saturday! It is crazy and you will have to wait for over an hour. You have been warned!