Laskiaispullat – Finnish winter buns

The end of February and the beginning of March usually bring sunshine and warmer weathers. Birds are starting to sing and brighter day are here, Hurray! πŸ™‚

Part of this time of the year is also “Laskiainen”. Families, and especially children, head to sledding hills with different kinds of sleds. The other part of this tradition is to eat “Laskiaispulla”. Basically a traditional bun filled with jam or almond mass and whipped cream. These delights are soooooo goooood, even better when the buns come straight from the oven! πŸ˜›

This year I took a head start, the actual Laskiainen is next Sunday the 26th. πŸ˜‰ I did the tradiotional buns, and also a Bun Cake. Here are some photos from the process:

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Oooh, I wish there were still some left! Looking at these pictures again just make me want more! πŸ˜€ Maybe next Sunday again… πŸ˜‰

Happy and Energetic Monday to you all! ❀

Having fun with Birthday cakes

This month I have had the pleasure to use my imagination and creativity to design personalized birthday cakes for two (grown-up?) men – my big brothers.

Here are my creations:

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Two very different cakes, one quite playful and the other a bit more serious. Β πŸ˜‰

These cakes not only looked different, but had also different fillings inside. The first one had a strawberry mousse on one layer and caramel + fresh strawberries in the second layer.Β In the other cake I made a raspberry mousse and a white chocolate-lime mousse.Β The cake batter was gluten free in both cakes.

Luckily I have a few more these sort of cakes coming up in a few weeks. I’m going to tell you all about them later! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend everyone! ❀