Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas inspired Deco Swiss Rolls


 
 
Santa riding on his sleigh with Rudolph driving it. Ha! I purposely dotted the first reindeer just to make that statement. I would love to decorate the roll with buttercream round the bottom of the roll to give it a more Christmas-sy feel but I guess I will when I make the next one nearer to the 25th. 
 

 


 

 


 Love this one and I think the roll look so cute! Taste great too!


Individual serving with the pattern on it.


 
 A lot of work.

A lot of patience.

A lot of love .....spread the joy. After all, this is the season to be jolly!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Chocolate Orange Torte : Awesome from inside out

 
 
 


I have been wanting to bake this cake for the longest time. I gotta say I enjoyed the whole process. It just gave me a sense of accomplishment when the cake was finally assembled and decorated. I must say my piping skill is getting better.



 
 

 This cake is made from a chocolate sponge (baked in a round tin) and an orange sponge which has been baked on a swiss roll pan and cut into 4 equal parts. Each part is spread with chocolate ganache. Then, starting with the first part, rolled up like a swiss roll, let it stand vertically and continue using the rest of the sliced sponge to join the end of the last rolled cake till all used up. You should have a round rolled cake standing vertically. The chocolate sponge is sliced into 2 and used as top and bottom of the rolled orange sponge. The whole assembled cake is then covered with swiss meringue buttercream. Decorate as desired.


 
The recipe is from Alex Goh's Fruity Cakes Recipe Book so I will not post the recipe here. If you would like to try..you can refer to this blog. If you do not read Bahasa Malaysia..you can easily do a google translate :).
 
 


 
Finally, this is how the sliced cake looks like. Isn't it awesome? Go bake for that someone special now and believe me, it will be totally worth the time and effort!

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