For this month’s Home Baker’s Challenge, Pallavi Purani gave us some delicious cakes to bake this month. On the list was Patterned Swiss Roll Cake. I recently watched Martha Stewart making Chocolate Swiss Roll cake on TV and mentally bookmarked it. I used Martha’s cake recipe and the pattern recipe and technique from here.
I wanted to do a Spring pattern appropriate for this time of the year. I actually made this cake twice in 2 days because the first time I made, the cake broke when I tried to flip it from the baking sheet. I almost cried when that happened. I asked Gayathri on some tips and tricks she used to make her patterned cake. She was kind enough to answer all my questions, so mustered my courage and made it again.
Everything, thankfully, turned out OK the second time. At least the cake stayed intact and didn’t break, but only thing I wasn’t happy about was that the cocoa powder I used to dust the cake changed the color of the flower pattern on the cake. May be I would lightly dust with powdered sugar instead next time.