Linneas Olof cake

20/01/2015 19:58

One of my daughter's best friends turned five recently and today she had a birthsday party with "Frozen" theme ...... we just love that movie and have thought about trying to create Olof in sugar paste for a long time.. ..and today we had the opportunity to do so. We managed to put together a cake of 5 vanilla bases, filled with limecurd, vanilla cream and dressed with butter cream in three different shades of blue. Also got to try for the first time make edible glass pretending to be ice in this case. A lot of new things for me in today's cake, but this is exactly what I love so much ... try new things.
Congratulations Linnea! .. And thanks for a nice party today!


The bases of the cake are made of "equal shares" method. Crack the eggs in a large glass (9pcs in my case to fill the glass). Fill a second identical glass with as much sugar. Whisk eggs and sugar until white, fluffy mass. Fill a third glass of the same size in half with potato flour and half with regular flour and  3 teaspoons baking powder. Add flour mixture in eggpaste and whisk a little while longer. Pour the batter into two tins of 16cm in diameter and bake for about 40 minutes at 175 degrees C. When ready and cooled, Shared them in two and you will have four bases. I got a little batter over and could even bake a fifth base, so the cake in the picture is made of five bases, two layers of filling of custard, two layers of lime curd and dressed with butter cream in three different shades.

Vanilla cream: 2 egg yolks
0.75 cups sugar
0.5 cup flour
2 cups boiling milk
1 vanilla pod
Here's how: Whisk egg yolks and sugar until sugar dissolves. Whisk in the flour. Meanwhile boil the milk with the vanilla pod inside (split lengthwise) In the beginning, pour the boiling milk drop by drop, then add the rest under heavy whipping. Pour the mixture into a saucepan and cook for about 2 minutes untill  the cream has thickened. Allow to cool and then remove the vanilla pod. Use the cream as 2 layers of filling.

Limecurd: Available for purchase ready to use in the grocery store or if you want to make your own, I enclose a good recipe for it here. Use curd which two layers of filling.

Butter cream:  450g soft butter
9 cups powdered sugar
1.5 cups boiling water
3 tablespoons vanilla sugar
blue paste color
Here's how: Boil the water. Beat together the butter, icing sugar and vanilla sugar until creamy. Pour in a little boiling water at a time under constant whisking until you get a smooth consistency. Whisk for about 10 minutes total. Share in 3 bowls and color with paste color in 3 different shades.

Edible glass

2.5 cups water
1 dl glucose syrup
4 cups sugar
1 tsp vinegar
a little oil
Here's how: Measure and pour all the ingredients in a saucepan. Put a thermometer and cook, stirring until the liquid has reached 150 ° C. One does not have to stir all the time, it is enough to stir occasionally. Grease a piece of aluminum foil with a little oil. Carefully pour out the 150 ° hot liquid on the foil and pull quickly with a spatula over so you have a nice, flat surface on the foil. Be careful with the liquid as it is very hot. Now let everything cool completely. Then just break it into shattered glass.

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Christina Vognild, Kumla, Sweden