Gustav Adolfs dagen: A Swedish pastry day

Sweden has a lot of pastry  days like the Kladdkaka day tomorrow. Today though in memory of  King Gustav II Adolf death in 1632 is Gustav Adolf day were Gustavus Adolphus cake is eaten.

Gustav II Adolph, was the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632. He is often regarded as one of the greatest military commanders of all time, with innovative use of combined arms.

The 6.11 has been celebrated since the early 1800’s and is especially popular in Göteborg, a city founded by the king. I have yet to find a place selling them in Umea. Please tell me if you know a place in Umea selling some Gustavus Adolphus cake!

The Gustavus Adolphus cake vary locally but most versions have a portrait of the king on the top, usually made of chocolate or marzipan.

Find them in Umea

Nya Konditoriet Umeå
Kungsgatan 57
90326 Umeå


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