Around the World in 12 Cakes – Month 12 – Sweden

With only two more sleeps until Christmas, it is time to introduce to you, my 12th and final cake for the year. This month I wanted to make something Christmassy but not typically Australian.

For years, I have dreamt of celebrating a Northern hemisphere Christmas filled with snow, hot chocolate and warm woolen jumpers. So, rather than an Aussie pavlova I decided to take inspirations from my cake crush (one of many), Linda Lomelino from Call Me Cupcake and make a delicious Swedish soft gingerbread cake with cream cheese icing.

I wanted to play up the textures and mood with this cake with rustic layers and icing, a rusty tin meat safe, crinkled tablecloth back drops and wooden tabletops set off with a shiny glass cake stand and red currants.  I’m really happy with how the photos turned out, especially after dealing with the amount of shadows in Mum’s house.

Merry Christmas and thanks for joining me on my journey around the cake world

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