Cake fails. They happen. The reason I don't post the fails is that I usually figure it out and try again. This time, however, I was good with taking the defeat and not going for the do-over. I'll explain in the instructions that will follow. First, here is the inspiration from Wilton:
It's so pretty. This is straight up Wilton's recipe for Vanilla Sponge Cake. I didn't make any adaptations. Start with 6 egg yolks, 1 t vanilla extract and 1/4 cup of sugar & whip until creamy.
In another bowl, whip the 6 egg whites and 1/4 cup of sugar on high until stiff peaks form.
Fold egg yolk mixture into egg white mixture.
Fold in 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 t baking powder.
Prepare 3 colors of the batter (approximately 2/3 cup of each) and place in a Ziploc with one corner snipped for piping.
Spread the remaining batter on top. Return cake to oven for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. Slice around the edges with a knife and flip over to a wire rack.
Remove the parchment paper:
What do you think? Would you try it make this cake again? Have you made a roll cake with success? Want to use my bunny head idea before Easter? It's all yours. On the flip side, these bunny crepes were inspired by the inlay process.