I hope you had a great weekend! I haven’t forget about my cake pop experiment post, it’s coming 😉
Yesterday we celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday with my family, he turned 28th on Friday 😀 I decided to make a strawberry cake roll but I wanted to try to decorate it. I have seen a few of those cakes and they are so amazing! It’s really not that hard (can be long depending on the pattern you choose to do) and the result is spectacular! I really love this technique and I’m looking forward to try it again (Halloween, Valentine’s day, etc)!
I used this tutorial from Cake central.
You’ll need :
- Food coloring
- One recipe of cake roll batter
- The filling of your choice
I decided to make some little birthday cakes. I suggest you draw your pattern first so that it is easier to pipe. Here is how I made mine!
Then, put your pattern on a baking sheet and cover with parchment paper.
Prepare the cake (I made a double recipe just in case, but you really don’t need to!) and use the batter to do the decorations. Color as needed.
First you will need some dark brown batter to do the cake icing (if you have too much at the end, keep it for the cakes). You can use a piping bag with a tip or just a Ziploc from which you cut the corner of the size you need. Pipe the icings following your pattern so that it looks like that.
Freeze for about 10 minutes or more if needed, this will prevent your colors from merging.
Now you’ll need just a little blue batter (again if you have too much, keep it to do some green dots). Take the baking sheet out of the freezer and pipe the candles and little blue dots.
At this point you could also pipe the cakes, but I did it in two steps because it was really hot here and the decorations were defrosting very quickly.
Freeze again for about 10 minutes. For the cakes you can use your remaining dark brown batter and add some uncolored batter to lighten the brown. Then you can use yellow batter to do the little flames. Finally you can mix the remaining yellow with the remaining blue and do some green dots.
Freeze for the last time. When it’s set, remove the pattern drawing from under your parchment paper (so that the parchment paper with your decorations are directly on the baking sheet) and then pour the remaining batter over the baking sheet and the decorations.
Bake the cake for about 10 minutes at 375°F.
Then follow these steps to finish the cake! Updated on 2012-09-16
Don’t overbake because it will be hard to roll and it might crack.
Lay a parchment paper on your counter (or a clean kitchen towel). As soon as your cake is out of the oven take out the cake from the pan with the parchment paper, turn over on the paper laying on the counter then remove the parchment paper it was baked in. Turn the cake again so that the decorations are facing down (the counter), not up. Roll the cake in the paper and let cool.
When the cake is completely cool, unroll and spread the filling. Roll again and you’re done!
You’ll be so happy when you remove the parchment paper and you see that it worked 😉