White Christmas


We had an old friend's gathering yesterday at one of the friend's 3-storey terrace near Singapore Expo. Initially, I was still quite ambitious to want to bake tarts, eclairs and cake. But ended up, I wasn't about to accomplish it. So I settled for logcake since X'mas is just round the corner.

I would like to make a chocolate logcake. However, as I still had some white chocolate ganache and white chocolate with orange zest in the fridge, I decided to do white chocolate with chocolate cake sheet. I grated orange zest into the white chocolate, and used my caramelised orange slices as the fillings. However, I realised something when I was frosting the cake.

Mistake #1: Don't frost a chocolate cake with white chocolate. The 1st layer of white chocolate wasn't able to cover the "brown" background. So I had to do 2 layers minimum. It's like wearing a translucent skirt without petitecoat. :p

Mistake #2: If want to frost a chocolate cake with white chocolate, you must cover the cake with a layer of whipped cream first. Then you can frost it with a layer of white chocolate without it being "see-through".



As I was out to "impress", I just had to do it nicely. So I added a little of this, a little of that. And it turned out pretty PRO! ;) I am very happy with this "White Christmas Logcake". The white chocolate was sweet, but other than that, the sugar has been reduced for everything that was added! My friends were very very impressed by the logcake, thinking initially that I had bought it, until I told them it was made by me! They still thought I was kidding, until my spouse vouched for it. ;) My efforts were paid off-they were IMPRESSED!

15 comments:

thecoffeesnob said...
December 9, 2008 at 1:59 AM

Wow! Your log cake's really nicely done! I would have guessed it was store bought too, had i not seen this post :)

Passionate About Baking said...
December 9, 2008 at 8:06 AM

Hi Laureen,
Thanks for your compliments too! :) Yours is equally good! Let's put ours together & sell them! ;)

Kitchen Corner said...
December 9, 2008 at 9:14 AM

Hi Jane,
The log cake looks very cute. I like the santa and snow man. Where can I get these cute things?

Passionate About Baking said...
December 9, 2008 at 9:50 AM

Hi Grace,
Thanks. I usually keep them from past years' logcakes. Or, my family members will pass them to me. You can buy them from supermarkets or Phoon Huat too!

Mandy said...
December 10, 2008 at 7:17 AM

your log cake looks nice! I am not surprised that your friends are impressive! Love how fluffy the chocolate cake base looks!

thecoffeesnob said...
December 10, 2008 at 2:47 PM

Haha i'm flattered, Jane but my log cake cannot compare to yours at all.

Passionate About Baking said...
December 10, 2008 at 6:49 PM

Hi Mandy,
Thanks a lot for your compliment! You're back already? Did you enjoy yourself while you were here? Did anything here changed since your last visit?
So are you making logcakes too? I would like to see them too! ;)

Hi Laureen,
You're so humble! ;) Hmm...Let's not compare ours. Let's just say, yours is a normal (choc) X'mas with snow, while mine is white X'mas with snow? Heehee...;)

Carrie said...
December 13, 2008 at 9:59 PM

Hello,

what a nice logcake you've there! I attempt on making a logcake b4, not easy I would say.. Very tedious process..

Btw, I've link your blog to mine at Http://www.bake-with-love.blogspot.com

Hope you dn't mind.

Cheers

Carrie said...
December 13, 2008 at 9:59 PM

Hello,

what a nice logcake you've there! I attempt on making a logcake b4, not easy I would say.. Very tedious process..

Btw, I've link your blog to mine at Http://www.bake-with-love.blogspot.com

Hope you dn't mind.

Cheers

Passionate About Baking said...
December 13, 2008 at 10:37 PM

Hi Carrie,
Thanks a lot for your compliment. You should continue to try. It also took me many attempts to make a reasonable presentable logcake. So don't give up! ;)
I'm flattered to be linked to your blog, how would I have mind? Thanks! :)

ah Teo said...
December 17, 2008 at 11:47 AM

wow...your logcake looks pretty nice! i would love to make one myself too but im still looking out for the recipe of the cake. your rolls look nice...mind if u share your recipe for the cake?

Passionate About Baking said...
December 17, 2008 at 4:56 PM

Hi Ah Teo,
I used the emulsfied cake recipe from one of my post. You can find the recipe here: http://passionbaker.blogspot.com/2008/10/indecisive.html.
If you want chocolate flavour, replace 20g of cake flour with 20g of cocoa powder. Do try it, it's not very difficult. Good luck & have fun!

Carrie said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Hello,

what a nice logcake you've there! I attempt on making a logcake b4, not easy I would say.. Very tedious process..

Btw, I've link your blog to mine at Http://www.bake-with-love.blogspot.com

Hope you dn't mind.

Cheers

ah Teo said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:54 PM

wow...your logcake looks pretty nice! i would love to make one myself too but im still looking out for the recipe of the cake. your rolls look nice...mind if u share your recipe for the cake?

Kitchen Corner said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Hi Jane,
The log cake looks very cute. I like the santa and snow man. Where can I get these cute things?

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