Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pikachu Mango Swiss Roll Cake

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great week's break...well, that is you are one of us busy parents whom work around the children's schedule. :P Well, at least I managed to meet up some good friends in KL which always meant a great deal to me. :) So be it short or fast, it was a nice little break for me. Besides, I also get to bring my kids to the usual places like park walks and library which we don't have the leisure to do during school days. One of the mornings, I decided to bring my kids to McDonald's for breakfast. At the moment, they have this kids' meal toy which is a famous Pokemon character call Pikachu.

I love this yellow little fellow! My kids and I shared some fun moments talking about it. Then this idea just pop right into my mind....making Pikachu right on to the Swiss Roll cake! Sounds a little far out, but hear me out here. A week back, my good friend Reese from ReeseKitchen and her sister from littleKitchen baked the cutiest looking strawberry Swiss rolls. After finding out from them, I realized this recipe was originated from one of my favorite blogger 小本 from小本廚房實錄. I was super tempted to try it out! But since I wanted to try some other flavor then strawberries, mangoes seems like a superb idea since it's in season now! So folks, may I present to you, my Pikachu Mango Swiss Roll Cake. Ta-da!
Nice?! Hahaha, hope it doesn't appear not appetizing to you. :P Trust me that this mango swiss roll is 100% delicious! :) I can't tell you how much fun I had making this cake, the anticipation to see the final result, lol! Even my girls were half guessing what I was up to. They thought it was some orangy-yellow bunny! Well, maybe...if I'm doing it for Easter, heehee!
I have modified the recipe to make it an all mango flavored cake. I know, mango again, okay, I promise the next fruity march submission will be non-mango bake, heehee! Okay, here is my recipe:

Pikachu Mango Swiss Roll Cake:
Egg yolk Mixture
5 egg yolks
60g caster sugar
60ml fresh milk
80g fresh mango puree
90ml corn oil
60g cake flour
60g plain flour
20g cornflour
1/2 tsp mango essence (optional)

Egg White Mixture:
6 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
80g caster sugar

Yellow food coloring, Orange food coloring, black food coloring, pink food coloring

80ml fresh mango puree
120ml non dairy whipping cream, whipped
150g fresh mango cut into chunks

  • Grease and line a tray of 10"by 14" with parchment paper. Then preheat the oven to 170C with rack in the middle of oven.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix everything in egg yolk mixture together, starting with egg yolks and sugar, follow by mango puree, corn oil, fresh milk, extract and lastly the flours. Set aside for use later.
  • In another mixing bowl, beat egg white till foamy, add cream of tartar and continue to whip. Gradually add in the sugar and continue to beat at high speed till it reaches stiff peaks.
  • Making pikacku: Take 30g of egg yolk mixture, mix with 3 heaping tbsp of egg white mixture. Mix till well combined. Add in a wee bit of orange and yellow food coloring. (you can omit orange but I wanted more contrast to the yellow background from the cake), mix well till the color is uniform. Scoop the batter into a piping bag with fine tip. Pipe out carefully several bunny shaped heads, fill the center. Bake this in the oven for 1.5 minutes till the batter appear cooked. Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Now gently fold in the egg white batter into the yolk mixture in 3 separate portions till all well combined. Then pour the final batter over the baked Pikachu heads and spread out evenly with a scraper.
  • Bake the cake in the over for 12 to 13 minutes till tester comes out clean. Remove from oven and immediately remove the cake with parchment onto a cooling rack.
  • Filling: Mix the mango puree into the whipped cream and stir till uniformly combined.
  • Spread a thin layer of the mango whipped cream on the cooled cake surface (without the Pikachu heads) and place the mango chunks over.
  • Then gently roll up the cake from one side into Swiss roll form and pack it nicely in plastic wrap. Chill the cake in the fridge for at least an hour before working on it.
  • Once chilled, prep the black, red coloring to draw the Pikachu. Using a fine clean brush tip, draw out the cheeks, mouth with pink coloring. Then black coloring for the eyes and ears. Let it dry a little before slicing and serving. Bon Appetito!
The mango cake was really nice and refreshing, much like the previous mango swiss rolls I've made before...Pikachu or not. :) So no worries if you don't want to make any figuring on the cake surface, I am sure your family will enjoy the cake just as much! :)
Okay folks, that's all I have for you today. Hope this post brought a little motivation, if not some amusement to you. At the same time, i would like to dedicate this post to all those victims in Japan especially the little children, my hearts goes to them! Ganbatte ne! Don't give up!

Anyways, I do hope I can try out with other interesting pictures again when I attempt another "picture" swiss roll again. :)

I am submitting this Aspiring Bakers #5 : Fruity March (March 2011) hosted by Jess of Bakericious.

Hope you all have a great week ahead! Cheers!


CaThY said...

Awesome! You are so creative! Cute pikachu! I am looking forward to your next swiss roll pictures ;)

Janine said...

i'm sure your kids will gladly gobble up the swiss roll since it has pikachu on it :D

茄子 said...

so cute!

Jo said...

Bee, this is so cute! You have brought a smile to my face with just the photos. Super awesome!

hanushi said...

You are really awesome!! This is a perfect art!!

Bake for a Queen said...

you are one talented lady I must say!
I love it! Showed your picture to my little girl and she loved it too =)

ann low said...

This is super cute! I think many blogger friends will start making this. ;D

lena said...

this is a new kind of swiss rolls with pictures on it..creative ideas!

DG said...

The pikachu on the roll! It's so creative of you to draw it. They are so lovely & cute!

pigpigscorner said...

OMG so cute!

Carolina said...

Que MARAVILLA!!!!!!! Tengo que traducir tu receta para hacerla.. es GENIAL!!!!!! Gracias.

Un beso desde España!!

WendyinKK said...

Great improvisation!!!
But I'll feel sayang to cut thru pikachu, hahaha.

The Sweetylicious said...

OMG bee bee! is AMAZING!!! you're so creative and talented! the pikachu is so nicely done!

Edith said...

This is sooooo cute! I admire your patience.

Maria said...

i so love pikachu!

Angie's Recipes said...

Very creative! I love it.

ReeseKitchen said...

Very nice Bee Bee! This is really fun doing horr..wish we can do it together..;p Looking forward to the other characters..heehee!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Cathy! Heehee, not so creative lah, merely copied the look of Pikachu on to the cake...I wish I came up with something more original! ;)

Thanks Janine. :) welcome to me blog! Actually my kids were a little reluctant to eat the cake at first, because its hard to associate play stuff with food. But luckily after the first taste, they forgotten about the pokemon on it, lol!

Oh 茄子, I bet yours is gonna be super nice! So looking forward to seeing your post!

Unknown said...

Oh you are so creative... the pikachu swiss roll looks so cute... you made my hand itchy again... hehehe

Honey Bee Sweets said...

You are most welcome Jo! Glad that it brought some joy to you! ;)

Oh thank you so much hanushi! No lah, not perfect! still have much to pratcice and learn...still rough work. ;)

Thank you thank you Bake for a Queen! I do enjoy these kind of bake, a little different and fun, lol! Glad your kids loved it. ;)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Ann! Oh yes, I think it's just too fun to bake to miss, hahaha!

Indeed it is Lena! I think next time people are just gonna start drawing their Swiss rolls after baking, lol!

Thanks Doris! This creative idea is not originated by me, but Im super glad I tried it put, it's funM

Thanks Ann!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Caroline! I'm looking forward to seeing your post!

Thanks Wendy! Actually, I think don't eat the cake more saying lah....wait spoil already throw away how? Lol!

Thanks Jasmine! Actually, not so talented lah, hahaha! But I do love to do cute stuff like these. :)

Thanks Edith! Hahah, actually I was really anxious to see the end result...almost tore the cake while transferring it...not so patient, lol!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Anigie!

@Reese, I wish too I can bake with you again. :P we can make our own distinct "trademarks" on the swissrolls...sounds super isn't it? Btw, I thought you are in Taiwan now? How come still blog hopping ah, heehee! Btw, looking forward to our meeting in May!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

You so fast huh! I also bookmarked this recipe when I saw in Reese blog. You are so creative! This is too cute.

Tricia said...

Showed the picture to my son, he said he wanted it ... I told, not only him ... me too!!!

You're so amazing!!!

Blessed Homemaker said...

I just saw this in Reese's and now yours. Very cute!

Unknown said...

So cool, I'm going to try making one of these very soon. x

Swee San said...

Pikachu is so cute! Great job :)

Zoe said...

This is so cute! I can't imagine how you did this. You are so talented. WOW!

E. said...

They're so cute! I love the fluffy texture of the cake, that's the type I like best. I'll have to try this one day.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks neyeeloh! Quick go make another! So fun right, hahaha!

@Sonia: hahaha, fun stuff like these just can't be wait too long in my world! Hope you bake a fun one too! Enjoy!

Thanks Tricia! Hope you and your son get one soon...which means mummy needs to try it out! Have fun baking it. ;)

Thanks Blessed Homemaker! ;)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

@How to be perfect: thanks! Looking forward to seeing your post! Have fun baking it! ;)

Thanks Swee San!! ;)

@Zoe: hahaha, not much talent...but I do love "playing" cute art work in my bakes. :)

Esther, you should try this, it's both fun and delicious! You can't go wrong with this, trust me. ;)

Happy Homebaker said...

This is so cute! You are so creative!
btw, I have a big fat pikachu sitting on our chair :)