Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.....

I have always look forward to December since young. Why??? The reason being my birthday is three days away after Xmas! Can you imagine I have to wait for almost an entire year before I can celebrate my birthday? Kekeke.... besides that, December is also a month to relax & think about my new year resolutions.

This year, I decided to have a white Xmas logcake instead of the traditional chocolate ones. I followed Bakertan's (from Baking library) chocolate sponge cake recipe but used whipped cream instead of buttercream for frosting. I also made changes to the assembly of my cake. Here it goes,

1) Turn the baked sheet cake onto a piece of baking/parchment paper. Slowly peel off the attached baking/parchment paper from the cake.

2) Divide the sheet cake into 3 equal portions. Apply a layer of whipped cream over the surface of the sheet cake.

3) With the shorter side/breadth facing you, roll one portion of the cake up tightly to form a swiss roll. Continue to wrap around the first swiss roll by using the second & third portion of the cake. You should end up with a thick fat swiss roll.

4) Frost the cake with whipped cream & decorate as desired. Sprinkle some icing sugar to give a snowing effect.

This is how the cake looks like after sliced into half.

P/S: I am submitting my white Xmas logcake post to Aspiring Bakers #2: Christmas! (Dec 2010).


Bakertan said...

hey cathy,

this is a big fat log cake! good job =]

what's the filling inside? you can submit this to aspiring baker #2

CaThY said...

Hey Bakertan! I thought you went to BK today? Kekeke... btw, I made a very simple logcake this year. I juz spread with whipped cream as I got some left over from frosting my niece's birthday cake.

DG said...

Lovely snowy log cake! Nicely decorated!

CaThY said...

Tks DG for our kind words *^_^*

j3ss kitch3n said...

i agree with bakertan! you should submit this to the aspiring bakers #2!

your decorations are gorgeous! my decorative skills fail me big time always!

CaThY said...

Tks Jess for your kind words *^_^*

CaThY said...

Tks DG for our kind words *^_^*

CaThY said...

Tks Jess for your kind words *^_^*

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