Tag Archives: Symbolism

A seasonal meditation for beginners – exploring apple symbolism by putting a medieval fried apple recipe into practice

October, the most wonderful month of the year (subjectively speaking) is finally here, which means that autumn baking season is now on. As October, and autumn in general, tends to put me into a meditative mood, I have decided to officially begin this year’s autumn season with a simple little meditation on the quintessential symbol […]

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Visions of the universe and cake’s place in it

Yesterday I went to see the Visions of the Universe exhibition on its Very Last Day. And what a day it was – especially if you have a thing for persistent rain that is too insubstantial to be a legitimate reason for opening an umbrella yet heavy enough to get you wet, overcrowded cafés full […]

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Summer solstice cake

This cake is the result of my themed baking meditation on the subject of the summer solstice. This statement may seem farfetched at first glance, but I assure you it makes perfect sense – it all depends on one’s understanding of the concept of baking. 1. The art and craft of baking and the scope […]

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A walnut cake to end all walnut cakes

This walnut cake is not for the faint of heart – it is made for true walnut lovers only. The recipe is a variation of the one I’ve used for my Boozy honey walnut cake with cinnamon, only stretched to the nth degree in terms of size and walnut content. It comes with more of […]

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A contemplative walnut spiral

The spiral denotes the primal cosmic motion that brings all of creation into existence. This is quite a big idea to try to express through the medium of yeast cake. But it is what I have attempted to do nevertheless. The shape that most closely corresponds to the idea described above would probably be the […]

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Spring Equinox yeast cake

With this Spring Equinox cake I have attempted to convey the idea of balance – the equilibrium of light and dark, day and night. As the cake was meant to be symbolic, I opted for a yeast cake, the perfect choice if you intend to make something special. Yeast cakes are a pure artistic medium […]

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