Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 2010 Daring Bakers' Challenge: Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake

Posted by Nuraini at 1:04 PM
The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s world – life and food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll that’s then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream cake recipe from Taste of Home.

I've been feeling excited for the past few weeks regarding my first Daring Bakers' Challenge. On the 1st of July, the challenge, Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake, was revealed and I was pretty excited about the cake I would be baking. I've baked something similar before so I figured it won't be too hard for me. However, I was wrong.

Things got busy with schoolwork and my chaotic life begins. Again. I was struggling to find time for this challenge as I started panicking when 20th July arrived. I knew I have not much time left. My grandparents and relatives from Canada were staying over at my place and it was quite hard to have my kitchen, and especially the fridge, free to myself!

I did my research on the 22nd to 24th. I even drew up a plan for my cake! xD I'd say its my very first time drawing up a plan. I guess I've never been this excited to pen down my thoughts for my cake.

My plan pretty much says it all. My cake has a pink and white theme, very different from Sunita's cake. I decided to have some variations so I chose my favourite colours and my favourite flavour vanilla. Strawberry flavour was chosen as it was pink in colour! Haha.

I divided the task into two days as advised by Sunita, and everyone else. On the first day, Sunday, I prepared my swiss rolls and ice creams. It was kind of a disaster.

======= I'll update more on the preparation process when I have more time to blog. =======

In the mean time, here's more pictures. ^^ 

You might not notice the white chocolate sauce in between the two layers of ice creams. But it's there. You can slightly make it out from the pictures above. The chopped strawberries for the vanilla ice cream is not very obvious either. Oh well. I'm quite proud of myself for completing my first challenge on time. :) I love the colours as well! :)

Personally, this is a cake I wouldn't mind preparing more often in the future! Perhaps I'll buy ready made ice cream next time instead. Not unless I get myself an ice cream maker. Haha.

Pink and White Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake
Difficulty: 7/10
Nurainicious: 8.5/10

5 comments on "July 2010 Daring Bakers' Challenge: Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake"

Charlotte on July 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM said...

Welcome to Daring Bakers'! Good job on your first challenge.. I love the way you sketch your plan first, and I think your end product is close enough to the drawing :)

lighteyes on July 28, 2010 at 4:52 PM said...

Thank you Charlotte. :) My cake was covered in white on the top cos my swiss rolls were actually a disaster. It was an obvious yet ugly cover up! Haha.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Daring Bakers Challenges, they are great fun. I love your "process diagrams" - very impressive! I can definitely see the white chocolate layer and it looks good!

Lisa on July 28, 2010 at 10:26 PM said...

Oh, wow..our swiss roll bombes are so similar..pink..strawberry, but I only wish I had thought of white chocolate sauce for the middle - I love white chocolate! Congrats on a first challenge beautifully done..it looks gorgeous and sounds delicious. OH, love your little diagram showcasing the interior :)

Sue on July 29, 2010 at 2:23 AM said...

Your cake looks beautiful! I love the colors and flavors! I also love the graphics included in your post:) WELCOME to the Daring Bakers!


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