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).