I am currently undergoing something I would call "mood-less" situation. Sounds familiar to any one of you out there? I feel so lazy and unmotivated lately. Do not have the mood to make or bake anything interesting at all. Just wishing time would swish by faster and sweep this staleness away. I would catch myself staring at nothing at times of the day, lost in thoughts or things that people tell me face to face but did not really register into my mind. Geeze! And the funny part is when I was talking to a few of my friends...they seems to be experiencing this similar "mood-less" thingy. They told me they haven't been baking for awhile too...must be something in the air. :-P
My girls has been asking me to bake a cake for them...."a pretty cake with pink icing on it!" That is what they usually ask for. :) Since I'm in this lousy mood, all I can concoct out was a Swiss roll, haha. To make it more attractive (to my girls)...I added coloring to the batter to create this "wanna-be" Ariana Swiss roll.
I have to admit it was not very nicely done. Good thing my little ones were still very impressed with it and likes the colors in the cake. ;) They even label it "rainbow cake", haha! I got this recipe from Yochana's blog, so interested bakers can proceed to her link. Unfortunately mine did not turn out anything close to Yochana's, haha. But I have to give myself some credit for taking the courage to make it for the first time!
The sponge cake turned out really soft and goes really well with the fresh whipped cream. I guess the main difference in my recipe is I used fresh whipping cream verses buttercream. Since me and my girls love fresh sweetened whipped cream, it was an obvious choice to go with it in this cake. That kinds of explain the thick layer of yummy cream in the roll itself, haha!
We each devour a thick slice after dinner. I was glad I kept it simple and not adding more decorations or icing over the swiss roll because it was already very tasty. Anyway, I really need to brush up my technique on baking sponge cakes...looks kind of flat to me...don't you think?! Nevertheless, will attenpt this again, perhaps twigging it to have chocolate batter in it. :)