Royal Twins are the Icing on the Cake

Food, What's New — By Jane Graham on January 28, 2011 at 11:06 am

When Crown Princess Mary gave birth to two twins on January 8th, Copenhagen’s daintiest patisserie and coffee house dreamed up a delicious window display fit for royalty.

The new babies—one boy and one girl—have been honored with a selection of brightly-colored cakes extravagantly decorated to portray the new arrivals. The cakes are currently on show in the window of downtown bakery La Glace.

Conditori La Glace is Denmark’s oldest cake shop still in operation and dates from 1870: Its current owner, Marianne Stagetorn Kolos, was born into the business and took it over from her mother. A visit to this genteel spot illustrates this clearly: The patisserie appears relatively unchanged since its 19th-century heyday, from the crisp uniforms of the waitresses to the amazing, cream-rich sculptures that almost seem to perfect to eat, accompanied by piping hot chocolate made with real chocolate.

According to Stagetorn, there are no plans as yet to add a Royal cake to the patisserie’s lines, which include such masterpieces as the ‘Hans Christian Hat’ and the ‘Karen Blixen’. That might change, however, with the christening that is expected to take place later this year.

This isn’t the first time that Copenhagen has been honored in regard to the Crown Prince family. In 2006, Copenhagen Zoo was presented with four Tasmanian devils by the Tasmanian government, as a wedding present to Prince Frederik and his new wife: Princess Mary is originally from Tasmania, Australia. The Zoo remains the only one outside of Australia to have devils on display.

The twins are the third and fourth children to be born to the Crown Prince Couple, and join Christian (aged five) and Isabella (three) in the Royal household.

Images courtesy of La Glace.

Tags: cake shops and patisseries, Danish Royal Family

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