Gorgeous! Superb distribution of filling throughout the roll, too.
If you ever wind up with extra walnut filling as I did, it can happily repurpose as a rich topping for baked French toast. Put a dollop on each slice as the dish went into the oven and then spread out once the refrigerated filling warmed.
We made an almond-apricot sweet bread from a King Arthur recipe. It came out a bit misshapen, but that adds to the homemade charm. Haven’t tasted it yet because it still needs to be fully cooled before we can add the glaze and cut into it.
THere were 7 of us. When I tried to take it apart, the royal icing went all over. It tasted really good. But lots of leftovers.
So next year, I think I would make a separate batch of cookies and ice them and put them on a plate next to the kransekake. You really can’t take it apart very easily once you have pressed it all together. That royal icing is like superglue!
I baked a cheesecake for the first time; recipe on the box of graham cracker crumbs. The topped cracked a bit but I covered it in a thick dolce and brought to my neighbor for watching my place while I was away. He said it was tasty.