Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Greetings & My First Christmas Log Cake 圣诞树桐蛋糕

I had never thought of making my own log cake but on Monday afternoon I suddenly had the urge to make one this year. I was still indecisive in the afternoon and only made up my mind after dinner at home. So I asked D to drive me to the nearest bakery supplies shop to buy the ingredients, cake decro and packing box.

I had a hard time finding things I wanted to buy. Almost everything was out of stock. At the end, I only managed to get mini deer and a "not so nice" Santa Claus from the limited leftover.

I started my log cake venture last night after work.

This was also my first time try frosting a cake. Though I preferred fresh cream I opted for buttercream this time because at least butter was not something new to me.

The buttercream was made up of butter, icing sugar, some Nutella, chocolate emulco, 1tbsp of milk and pinch of salt. I just beat them till fluffy. The cake base was a simple chocolate swiss roll.

I didn't have a proper tool for frosting. I used a spreading knife which I used daily to spread kaya, butter or jam on my toast. Then I used a toothpick to draw some lines and arranged the limited cake decro I had on the cake. Lastly I dusted some cocoa powder and icing sugar on top. Done!

I hope I can make a more decent log cake next year.

This is for YOU - all my blog pals and readers.

Wishing everyone Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  1. what a beautiful log cake, angel! have a wonderful christmas!

  2. Merry Xmas to you too! BTW, your log cake looks yummy!

  3. Nice log cake, next can use fork to draw lines. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ;D

  4. nice log cake.
    just look already think yummy.

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

  5. Hi Angel,
    It's such a pretty log cake! I've never thought it was your first attempt! You must be kidding, it's so nice! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year! May the new year brings in new dreams with your new baby! :)

  6. Looks awesome to me! Yummy, too!

    Merry X'mas & Happy 2010 to you, too!!


  7. Very pretty!! You did well! Merry Christmas!

  8. if i visit u next week, will u prepare it for me?
    merry christmas

  9. Hi gals,

    Thank you all for your lovely comments. May you have a great time during this festive holiday.


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