12.4.13

Rolling Cake




I don't often bake as the husband dislikes sweet things which means that I would have to eat everything myself. Nice idea perhaps but regretfully no good for my waistline or cholesterol levels. However, my imagination has been captured by these "deco roll-cakes" that I have been seeing on Japanese sites over the past year or so......



Image from So-net.

Aren't they delightful!? 

Well, I thought I would give it a go and even though my 1st attempt is so far away from perfection that it is laughable, I am pleased with it. 

It tasted lovely, not too sweet and very light and fluffy!





I took inspiration from fallen sakura petals floating in water. I created the petals free-hand using the back of a teaspoon. The creases that accidentally appeared on my cake were the result of my failure to lay out my greaseproof paper properly before hurling the mixture in.
However, I think this adds to the water effect (sort of?).



There are many recipes online in Japanese and having read through a bunch of them (with Hiro's help), we combined a couple and hope to improve on them before posting a simplified recipe for anyone to use! 

Be back soon, hopefully with a prettier roll-cake!


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9 comments:

  1. Please come and live with me. Please. I thought they were real blossom petals! x

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  2. I'm drooling over my desk as I type this haha This looks so delicious and cute, who doesn't like cute food, right? On another note, I'm watching Surenao..., OMG, OMG, OMG! I stayed up late when I first started watching because I couldn't stop! I'm on episode 9 and I've already cried a little... several times! Thanks a lot for getting me into this "madness" LOL I'm really enjoying it and can't wait to watch more and see what else is out there : ) Anyway, I hope you can stop by my blog later, I have a little something going on at the moment, in case you didn't know ^^ Have a great weekend darling xx

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  3. WOW....trying to figure out how the detailed patterns are done...maybe by magical baking fairies

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  4. This cake looks delicious! And good job! :)

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  5. Gah!! Why are Japanese desserts too pretty to eat? It's a torture! I just received the most beautiful Wasanbon and Namagashi from a friend in Kyoto, why does she think it is a good idea to send beautiful work and expect me to eat them? Yes, recipe please..

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  6. I think that it turned out beautifully! I like the way you described the flavor too--sounds perfect, exactly the way I like it. I can't wait till you are able to post a revamped, easy recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!

    *Kat*

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  7. I'm hungry :( Like I've said on Facebook, I would so totally eat it if I were where you live! :) I love cakes... and cookies... and baked goods :P

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  8. i bet it tastes ace, i like the little pattern you went for. patterns in cakes haven't crossed my mind. hollie's a whizz baker, will show her this

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  9. Your cake looks delicious!! I want some!! XD

    And those ones that you found are so cute!! I can't wait to see what you come up with next! xxxxxxxx

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