Having a Norwegian upbringing, I have always been familiar with Kransekake, a traditional celebration cake made from almonds, confectioner's sugar, and egg whites. It's impressive and tall and decked out with little Norwegian flags and whatever random decorations you want to use to accessorize.
Recently, I came across Spettekaka, a Sweedish version consisting mainly of eggs, potato starch flour and sugar and then put on a skewer and rotated over an open fire. It's crazy impressive and instead of a chewy texture, its flakey and crispy.
See? This is why I love Scandanavians. Even when baking, they shoot for the stars.
Here's to the next Kransekake or Spettekaka celebration :)