Time flies by way to quickly during the summer break. To make the most of it I’ve made a bucket list that I will (kinda) try to complete. I will also try to document as many as possible of these and I will probably add more to the list, feel free to come with suggestions 🙂
Here in Gothenburg we have the biggest amusement park in Sweden, Liseberg, they also have a ferris wheel 🙂 . Universeum is the largest science center in the Nordic region, they have a rainforest with animals, huge aquariums, technology and experiments.
Slottskogen is a large park and also a zoo for mainly swedish animals but they also have penguins 🙂
Kulturkalaset is a huge, week long culture festival. The programme consists of over 1 000 things to do, see and listen to. Opera, art, music, carnival, theatre, literature and films. As well as food culture, local bands and superstars.
The midsummer night is according to folklore the most magical and the border between the supernatural world and our is supposed to be at it’s thinnest.There are plenty of myths surrounding the festival. One such myth is that if young people pick 7 flowers at Midsummer and place them under their pillow they will dream of their future spouse. Medical herbs picked on this night were believed to be stronger and were saved for darker months.
Today midsummer is celebrated the closest Friday to the summer solstice. On midsummer everyone leaves the city to jump like a frog around a maypole, eat herring and drink a lot of alcohol.
I’m starting this blog with some old creations so that i will actually get some content. I made this cake on the 23rd of may simply to celebrate the nice weather. It was finally summer!
To make this cake you will need:
3 layers of sponge cake, the base slightly larger
Your favorite jam
Whipped cream (preferably 40%)
Start with the jam on the lowest layer of sponge cake, then vanilla cream on the middle layer. Add the top piece of sponge cake and cover everything except the base with whipped cream. I like to dab the cake with a spoon all over the top to add some texture. Decorate the cake with strawberries, halved strawberries on the sides and randomly on the top.
To melt the chocolate for the decorations, put the pieces in a small plastic bag, place it in a cup of hot water and let it melt, wipe off the bag and cut a tiny, tiny hole in the corner. Pipe your decorations on some non-stick paper and put in the freezer until completely solid. Be careful when you remove them, they break easily. Complete the cake by piping some whipped cream on the edges.