CUMMING, Ga. — The signature cake of Sweden is as visually appealing in pastels as it is delightfully sweet.
“It’s the most popular cake in Sweden,” Anna Bringle of Swedish Dreamish told At the Table ATL.
“Birthdays, graduation, funerals … actually whenever,” Bringle, who was born and raised in Sweden, explained.
A nurse, Bringle juggles the demands of her career with a love for baking, which she officially launched into bakery business, Swedish Dreamish.
“How does this dish represent Sweden?”
“Now it’s so popular, that even with Easter they make the princess cake yellow. For Halloween they make it orange,” Bringle explained.
The traditional version offered at Swedish Dreamish is sure to leave the sweet tooth satisfied. Topped with green marzipan, the layered sponge cake features raspberry jam, vanilla cream and whipped cream.
“The base is like a sponge cake, and then you have a layer of raspberry jam and vanilla cream … and then a layer of lots of whipped cream. And then of course the marzipan,” Bringle said, adding it’s very difficult to make.
“How does this dish represent Atlanta?”
“I want people to know my culture,” Bringle said. “When people call me, I don’t want to make them disappointed.”
As a result, she’s carrying on her family’s tradition, focusing on homemade goods that are unavailable in stores.
“I’m proud of my culture,” Bringle said. “I want to show what Sweden stands for.”
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