Monday 7 November 2016

Demel's Shop Window

Das Hochwohlgeformte Fäulein von Schaum in ihrer Rolle *)
Highborn damsel stuck up to her bosom
in puff pastry and whipped cream -
a sugar paste creation by Demel's pastry chefs,
based on drawings by Federico von Berzeviczy-Pallavicini

Shop Window at D e m e l
K. & K. Hofzuckerbäckerei

Royal and Imperial Confectioners
Kohlmarkt 14
Image and own text © by Merisi

*) The tonge-in-cheek, aristocratic sounding name of the lady-in-waiting
is an allusion to an Austrian pastry, the Schaumrolle:
Schaumrolle @ Wikipedia
"Schaumrollen, or Schillerlocken, are an Austrian confection. They consist of a cone or tube of pastry, often filled with whipped cream. Also called foam rollers, they are a bags or roll-shaped puff pastry, which is sweetened with whipped cream, or sometimes filled with an unsweetened cream puree."
Merisi's note: I do not know what "cream puree" is, but from what I understand, the alternate to whipped cream tastes like Italian meringue, made by slowly adding boiling hot sugar sirup to whipped egg whites. That makes a fluffy, sweet filling, and does not soften the puff pastry shell, unlike the whipped cream (the later is for immediate consumption).


  1. That is quite an elaborate creation!

  2. Those talented pastry chefs have a grand sense of humor! Now I know where I should go if I seek cream puree. It does sound delicious. xo

  3. One to remember.
    I like to find unique surprises too.
    This would have made me stop.


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