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Cherry Polka Dots Swiss Roll

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Hi ALL! This is the Cherry Polka Dots Swiss Roll that I mentioned earlier. I used the same sponge cake recipe for Black Forest Cake and fresh topping whipped cream with dark sweet cherries as filling. (there are still some dark sweet cherries left... so stay tuned for another post ~ Almond Cheese Cake)


A Perfect Match ~ Can my Polka Dots Swiss Roll fits into Angel's bag? (updated 10 Sept)


Here is the recipe

3 Eggs
20g Water
165 Optima flour
48g Melted Butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract


  • Prepare a 12 inches square tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Add eggs, water and optima flour in a mixing bowl and whisk at high speed till thick and fluffy then add vanilla extract, mix well.
  • Lastly add in melted butter and mix well again.
  • Scoop some plain batter into a small bowl and mix with 1/2 tbsp chocolate emulco, mix well and pour into piping bag with plain circle tip then pipe out polka dots on to the square tray about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Put square tray into freezer for about 20 - 30 mins until the polka dots are set.
  • Then quickly and carefully spread the plain batter on top of the polka dots evenly with a palette knife.
  • Bake in preheated oven 180C at center rack for about 13 mins.
  • Remove cake and parchment paper from baking tray immediately after baked and leave cake to cool.
  • Remove the skin of the cake.
  • Place a plastic sheet or greaseproof paper below the cake with the polka dots design facing down.
  • Spread some fresh whipped cream (not too thick) on cake and add dark sweet cherries on top. Then roll it up and wrap with the plastic sheet.
  • Put Cherry Polka Dots Swiss Roll in the fridge for few hours before slice.

Happy Baking!:)
Cherry Polka Dots Swiss Roll on Foodista


110 comments:

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  1. Ann, the cake looks gorgeous! I must show this to my friend, she is polka dots fan, she will definitely go crazy if she see this :P.

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  2. Ann, sooo cuuuutee!! I feel like passing this recipe to Japanese pastry chefs :D

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  3. Ann, you're so creative! The cake is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing & enjoy your day.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  4. Anncoo...what a creative way to decorate your swiss roll. Beautiful and I am sure it taste as good as it looks. Thanks for sharing the idea and showing how to go about it :)) I love coming here. Keep up the good work :)

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  5. Wow, this looks so great :) I like your blog.

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  6. Omg, am speechless..wat a cute looking swiss roll..

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  7. This is just so cute! Can I have some?
    The texture of your sponge is really good - fine and smooth and even - and all rolled up very neatly. Great job!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Wow! Looks so pretty & delicious! *^_^*

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  9. What a beautiful swiss roll, and the pokka dots are so round & neat. AND... all the cream are still inside (you know what I mean..hehe)

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  10. Oh mine! This is too cute! I love polka dots, and you are so creative! This is the cutest swiss roll I've seens! I want!

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  11. well done,it's look great and charming:)

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  12. I have never seen such cute polka dots ! BRAVO!

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  13. Oh my goodness I love love love this work of art! Delightful!

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  14. Wow wow wow!! You're such a genius! I never know it can be done this way..so cute polkadot swissroll..i love it! :D

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  15. The roll looks so beautiful! And the cake looks spongy and soft. Good job.

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  16. Oh my gosh....more baking magic from you, Ann! This must be so fun to make. I really love all those polka dots. My list of your recipes is getting longer...haha. This is another one you have to make for me :D

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  17. Anncoo,

    Ur polka dots cake is very pretty and nicely done.

    I think it looks like a piece of cloth. It reminds me of my bag as the lining is exactly the same design and colour. hehe!

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  18. So cute! I love the polka dots so much. Wondering is it easy to peel the skin off? Every time I will leave the skin inside without peeling it.

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  19. Marvelous! Ann....!!!! I want this :)

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  20. I've been eyeing this cake for quite a while, but haven't make it yet.
    Your polka dots are nicely done.

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  21. This cake is so pretty! I wish I could roll up the cake like the way you did, I definitely need more practice.

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  22. Jess ~ I love polka dots too! I also remember I've a dress with full of polka dots...hahaa..

    TLS ~ Thank you! Who's the pastry chef?? ;))

    Kristy, Priya ~ Thank you for your compliments.

    Elin ~ Thank you much for your nice words.

    Tasa & Cathy Ng ~ Thanks a lot and welcome to my blog :)

    NEL ~ Thank you for your comment. Sure I can always bake another one for you.

    Esther ~ I know...I know... ;DD

    Ai Ping ~ Thanks! Hope you can making somethin of polka dots for your bento... ;DD

    鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 ~ 谢谢你的夸奖!请时常来坐坐哦!

    Jelena ~ Thank you very much for your comment.

    Thank you Clare :)

    Bren ~ hehee...thank you! I love your work too especially that bag :D

    Jet ~ Thank you much Jet :)

    Mary ~ No problem. Wait till you're here ;DD

    Angel ~ hahaa...how about take a pic of your bag so I can match with my Swiss roll ;))

    Min ~ It is quite easy to peel the skin. I think without peeling the skin sometime the filling can drop off from the cake.

    Jane ~ 谢谢哦!*.*

    Wendy ~ Oh really? Must make when you've the time.

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  23. I'm a real dummy in baking world. Before I scrolling down this post, I totally have no idea about how to make those polka dots ha ha. It's really pretty Ann, love the polka dot-y look a lot :D

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  24. The pattern on the swiss roll is so gorgeous. Seriously, you can open a bakery shop, Ann.

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  25. OMG! The Cake looks gorgeous. Great piece of work, Ann!

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  26. 真的是太太太太可爱啦!!我看了好喜欢吖!

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  27. Oh! I love the black dots on the swiss roll. It remind me of the Dalmatian Dog. :)

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  28. Beautiful! And great technique.

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  29. Ann! This cake is too cool! Love it! Such a great idea to dot out the patterns of the Swiss roll! Okay, copy copy, hahaha!

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  30. Wow, how lovely is that swiss roll with the dots!

    Maria
    x

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  31. Possibly the cutest swiss roll I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing this great technique!

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  32. Ann the swiss roll is so pretty!! Too bad we can't get optima flour here. I have to lug a few kilos back here when I go back home the next time.

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  33. Fantastic!! Polka dots in a swiss roll is really really innovative and oh-so-pretty!! Makes me want to run to my kitchen and bake one.. err.. try to bake one ASAP:-)))

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  34. Very pretty polka dotted swiss roll!
    Reminds me of the days when polka dot dresses were in fashion and how I had to have a couple.

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  35. Ann, you are so creative with your cakes. Those polka dots are cute and I am sure the cake is delicious.

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  36. wow! what an unique swiss roll! that's very clever of you to make those polka dots on the swiss roll. I'm new 'kid' on the blog, also dropping by to say 'Hi', lovely blog you have here.

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  37. OMG! I can`t stop looking at this! that`s so retro! love it! <3

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  38. Wow! It's so pretty! And looks so professional too!! Your cake looks really nice and spongy too....=)

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  39. its beautiful ...swiss rolls looks awesome n the technique of making polka dots is brilliant ..

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  40. Ann, this is absolutely stunning! I am so amazed by this :) Beautiful...

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  41. I LOVE the polka dots! How FUN! You are always so creative and this looks absolutely delicious, YUM!

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  42. This is adorable. You make the most gorgeous desserts! I just might have to try my hands at this for the next get together.

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  43. Hello Friends, thank you very much for all your compliments.

    Tata ~ you can make perfect bentos :)

    Christine ~ Thank you for your compliments.

    hsling ~ 谢谢你,喜欢的话,就请你吃 :)

    Happy Flour ~ yes you're right :>)

    Lisa ~ hehee...happy to hear that.

    BeeBee ~ hahaa...you can copy as many as you want :))

    Xiaolu ~ Thanks.

    ICook4Fun ~ Actually no need optima flour. If your sponge cake recipe is soft then no problem to roll as Swiss roll.

    Busygran ~ hahaa...that's I'm telling Jess just now.

    Biren ~ Thank you for your nice comment and this cake tastes better the next day.

    Lena ~ Thank you for coming here and leave your comment. please visit often.

    Paula ~ Thanks!

    Von ~ Woo..I'm flattered by your comment.

    Satya ~ ;DD

    Magic of Spice ~ Thank you!

    Jess ~ Thank you *.*

    Shandy ~ Thank you very much.

    Kristin ~ Thank you for your lovely comments.

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  44. awww so pretty! You are so creative!

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  45. Oh my gosh Ann! I absolutely love this! Who knew that simple polka dots could make a roll look so beautiful and so much fun to eat? You're so creative Ann! My kiddies and I would surely enjoy eating this.

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  46. Great job again...loved the idea of polka dots :-)cool !

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  47. Oh god, this is just too pretty. I still cannot figure out how you made that. I am slow..I know.

    It looks kinda like a dalmatian :p

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  48. Oh my that is the cutest thing I've ever seen! You are so creative!

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  49. This roll is a sweet masterpiece with that black points..just awesome!!

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  50. Thanks for friend-ing on Facebook:)
    I am amazed at your technique in the making of this polka dot cake, WOW, it sure is pretty!

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  51. ANNCOO !!!!! This is soo soo cute!!! Hahaha... I wish I can make one liek you. Should practice more on my swiss roll :/ My sponge cake not thick enough so not nice.. I must learn from you, Sifu :)

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  52. hahaha, soooooo cute!!! Kids will like it a lot...included me...hehehe

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  53. That is the prettiest roll/cake I've ever seen..so cute!! Love your creativity..

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  54. This is sooo pretty!!! Love that shot with the polkdot paper too!

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  55. This cake is so creative! Awesome. I am always delighted by your baked goods, Very nice.

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  56. 美到不行 .....我会舍不得吃...hehe~~

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  57. What a fabulous idea! I love this cake. It would be great to use multi colored dots for a child's birthday, or a baby shower. Fun!

    jessyburke88@gmail.com

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  58. Hi Anncoo,

    Wow...iam amazed...you are so much in to baking..i could learn so much from you!!!

    will visit often...

    Sameena@

    www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com
    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  59. Your polka-dotted swiss roll looks so inviting, Anncoo. Thanks for sharing the tips as well, will try it some day :)

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  60. This is amazing! How cool would it be to serve this at a polka-dot themed little girl's party? Pretty fancy!

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  61. Anncoo, I have posted the picture. Come and take a look at my new post. Then u know what I mean.

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  62. Love to see dot dot polkadot on your swiss roll. It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the techniques!

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  63. The cake looks so cute!!!
    too bad, I dont know how to bake :(

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  64. Un seul mot :MAGNIFIQUE!!!!!!
    Bravo mon amie.

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  65. Anncoo

    my mom loves your blog, she keeps gushing over your talented baking skills!!

    You are so creative, every dessert you make not only looks delicious but is like a work of art. You're awesome, keep up the fabulous work love!

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  66. OMG... This is so so beautiful. Well done!

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  67. Wow, this one is so cute! My hubby will love this, he loves black and white polka dots! Happy Weekend!

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  68. This is nice to see, delicious to eat, and greaaaat to have it!!

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  69. Ann, this is a creative creation. Imagine the polka dots in different colors, wow!!

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

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  70. Oh,my...!! What can I say? You make me speechless! That swiss roll is absolutely stunning! I almost thought it wasn't a cake, as it looks so soft!

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  71. quelle magnifique réalisation ma chère anncoo, du beau travail
    bravo à toi
    bonne soirée

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  72. OMG!! I am in love with this cake it is so cute and looks delightfully delicious!

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  73. You truly have great baking skills Anncoo. TH was looking at your rolls when I was reading this recipe. Even he was amazed at your skills. Haven't seen such a pretty Swiss rolls in my life.

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  74. i give yuo the award of the best cake of the week !!Bravo Pierre

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  75. sooo beautiful
    sooo cuuute
    swiss roll I love it so much >3<

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  76. Thank you Friends for spending your time to read this and thank you very much for all your lovely comments.

    Pacheco Patty ~ Thank you very much for visiting and your nice comments.

    Weng ~ hehee...I'm flattered *.* I usually used 4-5 eggs for 14 inches square tray to make the sponge cakes looks thicker.

    温馨小屋~ 谢谢哦!

    Jessica ~ What a great idea to use multi colored dots. I must try it one day.

    Dr. sameena Prathap ~ Thank you very much for your compliments.

    Angel ~ Yes, love your picture and the bag really looks exactly the same. Just added your picture in this post yesterday. hehee..I love it!

    eLeanor ~ Thank you :) Hope you'll learn to bake one day then you'll find that baking is a piece of art.

    Oh Joy, your Mom is so sweet. How I wish that your Mom can start a blog too so that I can learn 上海菜from her. And thank you very much for your sweet compliments ;))

    Kris ~ hahaa...you're the second person telling me about the multi colors...great idea!

    Cooking Gallery ~ Thank you! Looks exactly like Angel's bag isn't it...hahaa...

    Fimere ~ Thank you for your compliment.

    Radhika ~ Thank you very much!

    Pierre ~ Thank you! Thank you!!

    金77~ 真的很谢谢你美言 :P)

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  77. Hello Anncoo, You are very clever. The cake is beauiful. What is optima flour? Is it the same as our cake flour? Also, is there a secret to taking the skin off of the cake? You make it look easy, can you tell me more?

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  78. Do you remove the skin from the cake when the cake is warm?

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  79. I love anything in polka dots..and this swiss roll looks gorgeous !!

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  80. Hi Coleen,

    Thank you for your compliments.
    Optima flour is actually flour to which sweetener, cake improvers, rising agents have been added. It is less a flour, and more a cake mix. You can use ordinary sponge cake recipe if you've a good soft sponge cake recipe provided the cake is not over baked or else the cake will cracks when rolling up.
    Leave the cake to cool before removing the skin from the cake.
    Hope this helps.

    You may like to take a look at my Tiger Skin Swiss Roll
    http://anncoojournal.blogspot.com/2010/06/tiger-skin-swiss-roll_4215.html
    I used self raising flour.

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  81. You are just fantastic Anncoo! Brilliant!

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  82. Anncoo, your polka swiss roll is very lovely!It's like a replica of the polka bag. Very neat roll too.You have just inspire me to give swiss roll a try again since many times my swiss rolls turned into rum balls lol.

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  83. Absolutely adoring! This is really clever! You've made your polka dots all so evenly sized!

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  84. wow this is spectacular! awesome dots :)

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  85. My family would love this for the holidays, so I think I will have to experiment a little since we do not have optima flour or emulco.

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  86. This just makes me smile and do a happy dance. And when I'm done dancing, I'd like some...

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  87. wow~ looks gorgeous and beautiful! i love ur blog!

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  88. How I adore these rolls, looks perfectly delicious and gorgeous. Love it love it!

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  89. Hi Ann,
    This looks gorgeous! Just to let you know this post has been added to Cuisine Marocaine Site,
    Cheers
    http://www.moroccancuisinemarocaine.com/t4354-cherry-polka-dots-swiss-roll#52912

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  90. I love the polka dots :D I'm wondering if i can add chocolate emulco to the remaining batter(swiss roll) and leave the polka dots colour plain.

    Lx.

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  91. @Anonymous
    Hi Lx, Of course you can. This is up to you and is your own creation :)

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  92. This is so cute and creative!

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  93. Hi Ann

    I noticed that there is no sugar and baking powder in your recipe but I have seen them in other swiss roll recipe. Could you tell me why you dont add these ingredients? Is it ok if I replace the butter with canola oil as I dont like butter? I am going to try this recipe cos my children will be fascinated with the design. Thanks.

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    1. Hi,

      I'm using the optima flour also known as sponge mix that sugar and baking powder all inside. If you can't find optima flour, you can take a look at my Strawberry Swiss Roll using sugar and no baking powder.
      http://www.anncoojournal.com/2011/07/strawberry-swiss-roll.html

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  94. Hey Wat a creativity , hats off... Btw can u pls clear me a doubt .. Usually when v bake a cake , the bottom layer turns nice brown color .. How u achieved white here making the polka dots so visible ...

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    1. Hi Fathima, Only the top of cake is brown not the bottom. The polk dots are piped at the bottom.

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    2. Ann, sorry for bothering u so much.. But I find my cakes brown at the bottom ... Wat would be the reason and how to avoid it ., since v need white bottom for this one ... I Really want to try this fantabulous art cake

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    3. Fathima, sorry that I've not never encountered your problem before. BTW did you place the cake tray at the center of the rack in the oven?

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  95. Ya Ann I place it on the center rack , should I Try it on higher shelf ?? ... My another humble request , pls upload cool cake recipe , where the cake is juicy smoothy unlike sPonge cake...

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