Montag, 26. Mai 2014

Cake Stands - give-away!

At the moment we have fresh strawberries from the little strawberry stall every day – those little vitamin power houses are one of the most precious summer memories for me and it is my wish that my children later remember exactly that.

In order to honor them appropriately (The strawberries. Not the children.) I set up a small stage for them on the porch outside: fresh buttermilk mousse with strawberry topping, a cool cheesecake and this season’s prettiest cake stands!

Cake Stands, as they are called in the Anglo-American parts of the world – more on that in a minute…

This time I picked some simple yet elegant cake stands – I love the slightly maritime design and the “vacation by the sea” feeling they convey. A little like a coffee break on a summery afternoon in Sweden.

Someone who shares my enthusiasm for cake stands – especially the American models – is Jörg Benecke, the founder of Home of Cake.

His online store is a real treasure trove full of the most extraordinary cake stands, partly directly from a glass manufacture in Pittsburgh and partly even manufactured in-house. I can definitely assure you of one thing: at Home of Cake  you will always find the most up-to-date cake stand models and the prettiest selection paired with passion and the best service.

By the way, in order to protect the delicacies outdoors there is also a great selection of cloches: matching any cake and any dessert (or appetizers. Or little sandwiches. Or tomatoes with mozzarella. Or….it isn’t even lunchtime yet and I am already getting hungry. Great.)

From playfully romantic to very simple and modern, pastel-colored or patterned, high or low: at Home of Cake you are guaranteed to find your favorite cake stand.

So go ahead and pick out something beautiful, because today I am giving away….

... a 80,-€ gift card for Home of Cake!

What you have to do to participate:

1. Tell me your favorite product in the Home of Cake-Shop 

2. If you share the link to the give-away on Facebook you have DOUBLE the chances of winning.
If you link the drawing on your blog, you have an EXTRA chance of winning!
Please feel free to take the last image with you for this.
Please leave a note in your comment to let me know, too.

Everyone can participate – with or without blog.

Important: you have to be registered to be able to leave a comment – to avoid mistakes and multiple drawings.
You can do it quite quickly and simply: HERE.

Please NO mails, you will be considered ONLY by leaving a comment.

The competition is open to all readers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland (readers from Switzerland have to pay for high shipping fees themselves, depending on the sponsor).
Participation for minors only with consent of a parent or guardian.
Jurisdiction of a court is excluded, prizes cannot be paid out in cash.

Please note that I do not contact the winners in writing – I publish them on the blog at the bottom of this post.
If the winners of the draw do not get in touch within two weeks I will raffle off the prize again.

The competition starts now and ends on May 30, 2014.

Buttermilk Mousse with Strawberry Topping.

½ quart of buttermilk
¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar
2 organic lemons
heaped ½ Tbsp gelatin powder
17 oz whipping cream

approx. ¾ dry pints of strawberries

Wash lemons, grate peel, press out the juice.
Mix grated lemon peel, buttermilk and sugar.
Gently heat lemon juice and dissolve gelatin powder.
Mix buttermilk and lemon juice-gelatin mix and place into refrigerator for about 10 minutes.

In the mean time wash and hull strawberries and thoroughly puree with a handheld mixer (depending on your taste you can add more sugar; I didn’t).

Whip cream to stiff peaks and fold into the buttermilk mix.  
Keep the mixture in the refrigerator for about 5 hour.
Then top with strawberry puree.

The recipe for the cheesecake is taken from
 this book ;).

My cake stands are made of bone china and you can find them
I got the little blue glass stand HERE.
Everything at Home of Cake.



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