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shariberri Dec 18, 2013 08:23 AM

Hi There,
Wondering if anyone has ever made a sandwich cake before- essentially different layers of tea-like sandwiches all in one loaf of bread (sliced horizontally) and then iced with cream cheese? Sounds a bit strange to me but a good friend loves them, and would like to make one... need ideas for layers that would go together!
TIA!

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  1. Cherylptw RE: shariberri Dec 18, 2013 08:53 AM

    I have heard of this before, in fact, I first saw this in my
    mother's old cookbook. I
    believe it was a 50's better homes and garden. As I recall, a whole loaf of bread was sliced thinly then filled and frosted with a flavored cream cheese. They are then sliced into portions.

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      BangorDin RE: shariberri Dec 18, 2013 08:58 AM

      I've seen these in old magazines, the fillings were ham salad and egg salad and chicken salad. Could be nice, I think, if care is taken with each component. The bread would be important, bit I wouldn't know what kind would be best. (Someone here will know.)

      1. melpy RE: shariberri Dec 18, 2013 09:08 AM

        I googled images of this and the pictures are less than appetizing.

        tuna salad, hard boiled egg

        watercress

        Cucumber

        1. hala RE: shariberri Dec 18, 2013 09:13 AM

          I have. I tinted the cream cheese blue for a baby shower. You will need way more cheese than you think, so make sure you use interesting cheese.

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            DDaruba RE: shariberri Dec 18, 2013 09:21 AM

            Hello
            First Post-LONGTIME lurker. I just bookmarked a couple of sites about sandwich cakes. I found the best results by searching for swedish smörgåstårta.

            Here are two of my favorite sites.
            http://www.thekitchn.com/smrgstrta-ro...

            http://www.pinterest.com/KeepOnGivin/...

            I have never made one but thought they looked fun especially for an Easter Brunch or a baby shower.

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              JungMann RE: DDaruba Dec 18, 2013 10:37 AM

              I was going to say, I know these best as smörgåstårta. There are lots of good recommendations on The Kitchn link you provided.

            2. TrishUntrapped RE: shariberri Dec 18, 2013 09:24 AM

              Everything old is new good. Great retro recipe:

              http://www.foodmigration.com/2005/08/...

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