Kransekake, the “queen of Norwegian cakes,” is an almond wreath cake baked in graduated rings to form a pyramid. In this hands-on class, you will mix and form dough made from ground almonds into circular kransekake shapes, or bar cookies. Then you will bake and decorate. The correct way to serve the kransekake will also be demonstrated. There will be a tasters fee, payable to the instructor.
Carrie Solberg, a native of Spring Grove, Minnesota, has made Decorah her home since 1966. She taught third grade in the Decorah Public Schools for many years, retiring in 1998. She baked her first kransekake for her parent’s 40th wedding anniversary and has made many cakes since. She has demonstrated the making of kransekaker at several Nordic Fest celebrations and also in her home.