[Sca-cooks] Roses was Late SCA-Period Sweets?

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Tue Oct 10 17:51:01 PDT 2006

Theme wise
there's this book Sugar Roses for Cakes
by Peck, Tombi; Dunn, Alan; Warren, Tony 

which contains virtually every kind of rose decoration that can be 
applied to a cake, as well as sugar roses in bouquets, sprays, posies, 
and for table arrangements. Sugar Roses for Cakes includes templates and 
features collections of all different kinds of roses: wild, climber, 
rambling, traditional varieties and the various modern roses, from full 
blown modern blooms to delicate, five-petal wild roses.

Actually my cake is based on the ale barm cake in MWBooke of Cookery.
There are a number of these great cakes that can be found.
My article on sugar icing on MK Cooks and in the Florilegium
goes into icing.


lilinah at earthlink.net wrote:
>  There's a recipe in Digby for a barm raised spice cake - 
> and Johnnae has actually cooked it - that could work in the bundt 
> pan. And it could be coated with a "period" icing recipe -snipped
> I want the food to be from "SCA-period" recipes - yes, i am using the 
> word in its general sense - i'm aiming for theme, not a specific 
> culture and/or date.

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