Eurovision baking: something rotten in the state of Denmark

12 May

something rotten

Dear reader, I have learned a valuable lesson this week: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.

If you want to create artificial mould on your cake that looks as real as possible, you will end up regretting it. Especially when you’re more than a bit paranoid about rotten food.


Let’s talk about the nice part, then: the cake!

It’s my own creation, apple & almond biscuit bread. I based the recipe on what I’ve been told is a typical Danish dessert, some sort of trifle thing. The cake was seriously yum, very moist, and the tartness of the apples set off the sweetness of the almond biscuits in a lovely way.

There was not a single piece of cake left by the end of the party, wich says a lot considering the way it looked!

Unfortunately, though, I cannot give you the recipe. It’s not that I am withholding it on purpose – it’s just that I can’t quite say how much of what I used. I should start making notes when I’m on one of my baking experiments! I am ever so sorry.

Now. For the gross bit.

I mixed some flour and icing sugar for the basis of the mouldy bits and used a little brush to apply it to the cake. Then I added blue and green food colouring (the powdery stuff rather than the liquid colours I usually prefer) and did some more applying of disgusting stuff onto my lovely apple and almond biscuits bread.

I was hoping it would look real but the result still overwhelmed me. And not only in a good way…

But! It was perfect for our Denmark-themed Eurovision party. And some perfomers’ outfits looked more offensive than my mouldy bread.

I hope you all watched the show and cheered for Conchita. What a night!

Next year’s party motto: Wurst Käs Szenario. (Sorry, the awful pun only works in German.)

What’s the wurst that can happen!?


One Response to “Eurovision baking: something rotten in the state of Denmark”

  1. kimjoyh 13/05/2014 at 12:36 PM #

    Oh my gosh I thought that was real! Loved Conchita, so happy she won

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