Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Raspberry Roulé Cake—Baby Girl’s Birthday Cake


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We have 2 birthday celebrations last month, my Baby Girl’s and my Hubby’s.  This girly Raspberry Roulé Cake was for my Baby Girl’s, of course.  I apologize for the poor lighting and settings of these pictures because it was already dark when we were ready to cut the cake.  I decorated it right before we serve so I didn’t have time to do my photo shoot setup.  But nonetheless, this Raspberry Roulé Cake was the bomb!

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I made napoleon mousse as the filling of this cake.  The top layer is a raspberry mousse, the middle one was Meyer Lemon mousse, and the bottom layer was dark chocolate mousse.  Below is a pictorial to show you how to form this cake.

1) First, line a small mixing bowl with 2 layers of plastic wraps. Make sure the wraps are long enough to hand over the sides.
2) Cover the bottom and sides of the bowl with slices of Raspberry Swiss Roll
3) Frost a thin layer of stabilized whipped cream all over the cake and pour the raspberry mousse into it. Smooth the surface, cover with the over hanging plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mousse is set, about 1 to 2 hours.
4) Place the Meyer Lemon Mousse over the raspberry mousse
5) Gently smooth the surface, and refrigerate until the Meyer lemon mousse is set, about 1 to 2 hours.
6) Then, top with the dark chocolate mousse Layer
7) Cover with another layer of sliced Raspberry Swiss Roll
8)  Cover the whole thing with the over hanging plastic wrap and refrigerate for another hour or two.  In my case, over night until ready to serve.

 Pictorial

There are quite a few steps and some wait time in between each layer, but those are pretty simple steps.  It sure was a fun cake to make and cut into.  After turning out the cake, I decorated it with more fresh raspberries and fresh whipped cream.

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I'll try to post the Raspberry Swiss Roll cake recipe in a separate post when I make them again.  For now, Happy Birthday to my sweet Baby Girl and Hubby.  Wish you lots of love, good health and happiness.



*Note:  This cake was inspired by the book Sprinkle Bakes.  It was originally an ice cream roulé cake. However, I used my own cake and mousse recipes.

25 comments:

  1. Oh, it is a beautiful birthday cake! I simply adore it how you decorate it with the roll cake at the sides. I know it must be delicious and yummy. I have never make mousse before and would like to try to make it one day.

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    1. Thank you, Mel. Yes, it was a delicious cake, most importantly, my Baby Girl was happy seeing and eating the cake. :)

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  2. Wow! That's a show stopper--Really fancy for a three year olds birthday:D

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    1. hehe...yes, a little fancy for a 3 yr old. :) But I can't help it, my little girl loves pink and I'm bad at cake decoration. So, this is a rather easy cake for me to put together but still looks nice. :P

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  3. This is so beautiful, Amy. Your family is so lucky to have you, such a good cook and baker.Happy birthday to the lucky birthday celebrants!....Christine

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    1. Thank you so much Christine. I'm the fortunate one to have my precious family. ;) Food tastes better when share with love ones, right? Wish you a wonderful weekend.

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  4. Nothing left for me :-p this is loooking amazing.... Happy birthday to your gal..

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    1. Thank you. Wish you a wonderful weekend.

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  5. This cake is totally amazing, breathtaking, stunning and such a gift of love. WOW! :) I have never made anything this beautiful. You should teach a class. I would come! I am not that far! I would love how to make the raspberry roll cake as well so I could do the whole thing.YUM!

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    1. :) Thank you for your sweet comment. I'm glad you like this cake. You're not the only who've ask me to teach a class. Hm...maybe I should look into that, maybe.

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  6. Oh my goodness, that is one amazing cake!

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    1. Thank you my dear. Wish you a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Well, doesn't this look absolutely stunning! If I damage my screen in the process of trying to eat your photos, can I get a roule cake mailed to me as pecuniary compensation? Thanks so much for sharing--I'll need some of Julia Child's courage before I try my hand at making this! Happy birthday to the family!

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    1. Thank you so much. This cake might look more complicated to put together than it actually is. :) Don't let it scare you.

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  8. What a precious cake for a precious little one! Happy birthdays all around!

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    1. Thank you, Belinda. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. That is totally stunning! I hope your little girl remembers that cake for all time. ;)

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  10. It's very pretty! Perfect for the celebration.

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  11. You know how to bring it Amy...happy birthday to your daughter!

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  12. Amy, that's a gorgeous birthday cake! You're so creative! I'm sure it made your daughter's birthday even more special!

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  13. Amy, no worries! The cake looks as stunning even without the light.lol. And I want a slice pleaseeeee.....
    Kristy

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  14. oh, so gorgeous, I wish I can find the recipe of the Rasperry Swiss roll cake in order to make it... oups to try to make it :)
    cath

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