| Sheila Howell
There has been a baking frenzy during the past few months as we search for traditional comfort foods that transport us back to a simpler time and place. To help unwind and de-stress nouveau and experienced bakers have been scouring the internet for the best banana bread, sourdough bread, cinnamon rolls... and mug cakes!
Our taste bud yearnings traveled across the ocean to Europe and the many pâtisseries and bäckerei - and especially a European bundt cake. Bundt cakes aren't only delicious, their scalloped edges and elegant curves and crevices make them a beautiful cake to serve guests or to gift.
Believed to have originated in Austria, bundt cakes take their name from the traditional bundt pan, shaped like a large donut, also called a gugelhupf or kugelhopf. Popular bundt cake recipes from Germany, Holland and France are made in the distinctive pan with the center hollow and are popular in America (remember the bundt cake scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding?).
Legend says the bundt cake shape is inspired by the Austrian alps... or a Turkish sultan's turban!
Here are a few of our favorite summer bundt cake recipes, sure to please the bakers and the eaters in your family.
Baking a Summer Bundt
Somewhere between a cake and a bread, bundt cakes can be served for dessert, breakfast, tea time or anytime snacking.
Peaches and Cream Summer Bundt Cake
Summer Squash Lemon Bundt Cake
Peach-Bourbon Upside-Down Bundt Cake Recipe
Mixed Berry Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze
Traditional Austrian Kugelhopf
Artisan Finds on EuropeanFinds.com
As we travel throughout Europe, meeting artists is one of the benefits of our trips. We enjoy learning about their passion - many times the process of creating a piece is more complicated and time-consuming than one would expect. In our Artisan Finds collection, we have curated an assortment of artisan products that have authentic European flair.
Dutch Bundt Cake Form & Platter - Handmade
Our bundt cake pan, more commonly known as a gugelhupf or kugelhopf or bundkuchen in Europe, as it's traditional shape is said to be inspired by the alps... or by a Sultan's turban, depending on which story you prefer!
Our handcrafted cake plate and bundt cake form are the work of AnnA Maria Preuss. The 12.5” cake plate is hand-decorated with a floral design and has AnnA’s mark on the bottom. The coordinating bundt form is hand-painted blue on the outside and features the coordinating floral design along the rim. It also has AnnA's mark on the bottom.
The bundt form is 4” tall and 8.5” in diameter.
Meet The Artist
We are delighted to introduce our European artisan, Anna Maria Preuss.
Anna Maria Preuss is an Amsterdam ceramic artist whose work is currently on exhibit at the Il Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano. Anna began making ceramics in 1999 and learned ceramic making in East Germany, brings a selection of her work every Saturday to the local farmers market, Noordermarkt in Amsterdam. We are excited to exclusively offer her pieces for sale at European Finds.
Our inventory is always changing, check back frequently for our latest additions!
European Finds has antique furniture, accessories, mirrors and lighting that will make a statement in your home! If you don't see what you are looking for, give us a call - we also provide antique sourcing services to help you find the perfect piece.