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Chocolate Swiss Roll by claremanson Chocolate Swiss Roll by claremanson
A soft and springy gluten free chocolate swiss roll (i made two) one with a smooth and chocolate butter cream filling, the other a sweet vanilla butter cream, both rolled in a sprinkle of sugar and finished with a dusting of icing sugar.

Making a swiss roll, or rolled cake in general was a really big deal to me. The first rolled cake I made was on June 11th 2009 and was my first food photograph and my first bake.... It was a complete disaster in every way!

I can not remember if it was supposed to be a lemon curd Swiss Roll or Roly-Poly but either way it looked and tasted sooo bad!!! Not even my eldest daughter who was one at the time and loved all things sweet (and still does) would not go anywhere near this thing!



That experience put me off rolled cakes for life! That was until *cakecrumbs posted a photo of a tasty looking Chocolate Roulade and I thought to myself maybe it's about time i conquer that fear of that first bake! After two years of baking on average twice weekly I felt maybe I now had a little more experience and knowledge to make it work.

So, 4 years on and I baked my second attempt ever at a rolled cake. I was so excited and nervous! As soon as I tasted it I did the happy dance! It was amazing, the best swiss roll I have ever tasted! Maybe even in my top 5 things I have ever baked! Well worth waiting 4 years to make! The appearance needs some work next time, yes there will be a next time! I need to buy a more suitable baking tray as I only had a square tin on hand so didn't get that wonderful big swirl in the center you would normally. The biggest thing I need to work on is trying to make it without it cracking when rolling but hey, for a second attempt I was pretty darn proud of myself as overall it was a huge success and i am so glad to have overcome my first baking fear and to see how much i have learned in both baking and photography since that very first photo 4 years ago.

My advice to you is that age old saying "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!" (even if it is 4 years later!!!!) Those of you passionate about baking and cooking will understand just how amazing making a disaster a success feels.

Recipe from Cadburys [link]
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:iconstormhollie:
StormHollie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Must get recipe.
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:iconlady-lena-lafaye:
Lady-Lena-LaFaye Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks delicious!!!
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:iconcuddlesaurus21:
cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, that's a nice story! :aww: And it looks woooonderful! :hungry:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:iconshaami:
Shaami Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap:
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:iconnattyw:
Nattyw Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks delicious. I like the composition on this picture, everything seems to be in its place:-)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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:iconarusung:
AruSung Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   Photographer
Love it :aww:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:iconarusung:
AruSung Featured By Owner May 26, 2013   Photographer
:aww:
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:iconnadlia:
Nadlia Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
They look delicious!
I love this dessert, and I'll try with buttercream. Usually, I take my favorite home made marmelade, mascarpone, I mix them and that's it!
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the buttercream was a little sweet so taste as you add the sugar, next time i will be adding whipped cream.
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks so yummy!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it was lovely :)
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:icondeadwoodkimono:
DeadwoodKimono Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Looks Awesome delicious!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you it was :)
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:icontheethernet:
TheEthernet Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great lighting and composition, the food looks good too :).
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:iconefreet-in-the-oven:
Efreet-in-the-Oven Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm fine with ugly rolls. When they turn out so ugly I can't really serve them, I get to eat them all. :p
Your chocolate roll looks wonderful!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: thank you :)
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:iconcaballero-nocturno:
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
looks delicious and fantastic xD
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:iconcjriswhoiis:
CJRiswhoIis Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
This looks delicious!! So glad you decided to do roll cakes again!! :) :D
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :) i can't wait to make it again :)
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:iconkobrakid12:
KobraKid12 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconeatplz:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle:
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:icontilgivende:
Tilgivende Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
mhjammm!^^
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jeurobrony Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
oh... mai... Gott...
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle:
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:iconbl4demast3r:
Bl4deMast3r Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
:wow: Looks sooooo delicious! :drool:
Could you give me the recipe, plz? =)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
recipe is in the description too [link] :)
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IAstartov Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Congratulations! Looks great!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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ViolentReactionInc Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks good! :squee:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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LuffyNoTomo Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
yum~! i havent been very active for a few reasons - 1. diet - so im trying to stay away from sweets and 2. my phone ended up loosing a lot of photos i had taken of past sweets that i hadn't posted ><
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awww that sucks :( hope the diet is going well :)
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:iconluffynotomo:
LuffyNoTomo Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
i'v lost about 5lbs so far ^^
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
keep it up :)
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DA-AuoraVirus Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
CHAOS... SWISS ROLL :iconangryshadowplz:
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:icontoukatsu:
Toukatsu Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Bravo on a successful swiss roll. I can imagine these being tricky to make. Your roll came out great. :)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :) not bad for a 2nd try in 4 years, i won't be waiting so long to make it again!
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omenaapple Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;o; omnomnom!
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DinoMatt24 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
more like chocolate bliss roll T.T it looks delicious
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: thank you :)
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:icondinomatt24:
DinoMatt24 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
of course ^^ keep up the wonderfully delicious looking work
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DanaRashidi Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE YOUR FOOD PICTURES! <33
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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WhyteHawke Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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