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09 May 2011 @ 09:41 pm
Deco-Roll Caking and a Happy Mother's Day to all  
Hope you all had a wonderful day with your mother! I couldn't get up early to do the whole breakfast in bed, but I did do a whole lot of housework today and baked a special deco-roll cake for my mummy dearest :)

Happy Mother's Day!  xx


I decided to give it a go after I saw some recipes in Japanese magazines, and after I had picked up a 'Let's make Deco-Roll' book whilst in Japan. It's quite a simple recipe and the sponge you make is shop worthy good - it's dense but fluffy and light! It's also really fun to decorate and customise your cake however you want ;)

A few people asked for me to post the recipe of the Love Heart Deco-Roll cake I made last week... so here it is!

To start off with make a mixture with three egg yolks, 35g sugar, 60ml water and 40ml oil. Sift 80g flour through and mix thoroughly. We shall call this Mixture 1 which is now complete!
We'll also need two batches of meringue. Make one bowl of meringue using three egg whites (Mixture 2) and another bowl of meringue using one egg white (Mixture 3) - don't forget to add a pinch of corn starch which will make the meringue last that little bit longer ;)
For your patterns you'll need different colours right? For each colour, take a small amount of Mixture 1 (3tsp), add 1/4tsp flour and any colouring then mix away until you reach your desired colour. If you didn't want to use colouring, try using natural products like maccha with a little bit of water to make a green mixture.
Once you have your desired colour you'll need to add a tablespoon of meringue Mixture 3 - make sure when mixing to get rid of any air bubbles which will cause craters to form. Once it is well mixed, go nuts drawing your pattern on a sheet of baking paper either with piping bags or spoons (I used spoons to draw my hearts but piping bags for the flowers). Once your pattern is done, bake it at 170degrees for ONE minute until the pattern is slightly puffy - remember we'll be baking this again so you don't want to overcook it.
To finish the sponge cake add meringue Mixture 2 to what is leftover from mixture 1 and mix well. Once it is combined pour it over your pattern and bake for 14 minutes until golden.
You'll then need to start placing the filling. First cut 6 slits on the back of the cake and brush sugar syrup all over the cake.
Slather on some freshly whipped cream, arrange your fruits in a line and you're ready to carefully roll the cake. You can use whatever fruit you fancy or none at all! I also added a wee bit of Grand Marnier too ;)
Once you've rolled the cake refrigerate it overnight if you can resist temptation or a few hours if you're like me and couldn't wait to eat it - it'll help the shape form.
And that's it!







Ta daaa!
In other news, Bill and my lovely BFF have gifted me with a 9week French Pastry cooking course with the BFF!  It officially starts this week - how exciting!! Love them to bits.
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mimioo_mimi_oo on May 9th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
Such an adorable cake!!!! Your mum must have loved :p

so sweet of your bf and bff to gift you with a cooking course!!! :p
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on June 3rd, 2011 08:00 am (UTC)
Hehe we're about 6weeks into the cooking course and it's been so much fun!
marmalade81marmalade81 on May 10th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the recipe

oh_ayanaoh_ayana on June 3rd, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
No worries, enjoy! I can't wait to try making it again
Sugarpuffisugarpuffi on May 16th, 2011 04:53 am (UTC)
yay! u posted the recipe!! ohh do u have to be extra careful when u pour the mixture over the patterns? will it run off?!
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on June 3rd, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
Have you tried making it??
(Anonymous) on May 9th, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
What size pan do you use?
(Anonymous) on May 11th, 2012 03:50 pm (UTC)
What size pan did you use? How may rolls does it make?
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on May 11th, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
Re: pan
Hi there, I us a 25x25cm pan but you could also use a 30x30cm pan (the roll will be thinner thouogh).
It makes one long roll and I usually cut into pretty generouos 6 pieces?
(Anonymous) on June 28th, 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
Thank you so much for posting this! I've been looking for a recipe :) I tried the one I had today and failed... I'm gonna try this one on the weekend. Again, thanks!
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on July 3rd, 2012 09:23 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you!!
Aw thank you for your comment.
I hope this receipe works for you!!
(Anonymous) on June 30th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
Hi! Do you have to let it cool before rolling? thanks!
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on July 3rd, 2012 09:22 am (UTC)
Re: Question!
Yes, leave it to cool for about 15mins until it's not hot to the touch.
While you're waiting you can start making the cream misxture to go inside and cut the fruits up :)