Saturday, March 13, 2010
Spring Strawberry Roll Cake!
When I went back to Japan last year, I realized that roll cake was getting quite popular. Every pastry shop had roll cake and seems like everybody was buying them everywhere. You can find many different kind of roll cakes with different fillings and flavors.
A few years ago, I tried to bake this roll cake myself. I did not succeed. The sponge cake was breaking up when I tried to roll. After that experience, I felt like roll cake is too difficult for me to bake so I didn't even try for a few years.
I visit many Japanese blogs and many people are baking those beautiful roll cakes. I decided to give it a another try. And this is what came out.
This is a sponge I baked.
Make lines with some strawberries on top.
Then roll it away!
I was able to roll it this time without breaking the cake! Though I baked the cake too long and it was a bit hard cake but I am pretty happy with how it looks!
Well, it is still far away from all those roll cakes I see at the pastry shop or on Japanese blogs but I just need more practice :-) I need to make fluffier sponge cake next time and it will be perfect!
I love how the strawberries look like jewels in it. This strawberry roll cake reminds me of spring. It is so cute and I love it!
Our house is quite springy with this cute roll cake but outside the window it is raining really hard. Where did my spring go? Come back!!!!