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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Unique Cakes From Around the World

Unique Cakes From Around the World

Different countries, different style of cakes. Witness and learn some popular but somehow peculiar types of cake.
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Cakes, usually sweet and baked, have been the usual dessert in many occasions like birthdays, weddings, baptisms and others,
1. Pontefract – UK

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Oops… these are not old silver coins it’s called Pontefract cake. These small, roughly circular and sweet tablets are made of liquorice. Originally, it is manufactured in Yorkshire, Pontefract in England. It is also called Pomfret cakes and Pomfrey cakes.
2. Croquembouche – France

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This unique-looking cake is a French dessert called “croquembouche or croquenbouche”. It is the usually served at weddings, baptism and first communions. Croquembouche is a French word which means “crunch in the mouth’. This high cone dessert consists of profiteroles, decorated with thread of caramels, chocolate, flowers, sugared almonds and ribbons. It is also covered in macarons.

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