Pink Velvet Cake Roll Recipe

Pink Velvet Cake Roll, Pink Velvet Cupcakes and Pink Velvet Sugar Glider. What's all the fuss about? We're talking about three very popular bakery item items, and the question becomes: Which is best? Should you use store-bought frosting, make your own or bake them separately? Weighing all of these options can be a little overwhelming. But here are some guidelines to help you choose, as well as some delicious recipes to try.

When shopping for ready-made frosting, check labels for "pink", which means it contains no food colorants. The most common food colorant is Red Food coloring. This gives off an unnatural color, which can be unattractive if used heavily. If you're not going to use red food coloring, look for alternatives like, buttermilk, apricot, cantaloupe or coconut. For these alternatives, you can omit the food coloring, yet still achieve the pink color!
Store-bought cake roll forms can be very expensive, especially if you buy premade ones. However, if you don't have the time or energy baking, you may consider making your own. Simply follow the Pink Velvet cake roll recipe below to create your own perfectly-flavored pink velvet cake roll.

Start by rolling out your cake on a springform pan. Using food coloring designed for cake is ideal. Next, spoon pink icing into your bowl of liquid food color, such as shortcake. You'll want to work in a thick layer, covering the cake. Be sure to pipe or sponge the icing pink over your cake and not through it!

In order to keep the pink color from coming out, you'll need to make sure your frosting is smooth and not gritty. Next, add your second egg. Use a fork to make small holes in your cake and then slowly add the pink food color to the holes, being certain to cover all of the sections with the frosting. Once you're sure all areas are covered, add your third egg and continue to cover and smooth the cake.

After you're done rolling, trim the excess pink frosting from the top edges of the cake. Remember to smooth the tops as well as any corners, which could give your cake that meringue look. Next, use an offset spatula to easily cut the cake into the pink velvet pieces that will cover the roll. Finish with a pink bow, which will seal your beautiful pink velvet cake roll.

To get the perfect look, you'll want to decorate the rest of your cake as well. To make the pink velvet cake look its best, I recommend adding some pink fondant to the sides. This works best when you use a fork to apply the fondant, instead of a knife. The best way to apply the fondant is to work it into folds that will mirror the design on your pink velvet cake. For best results, use a pasteurized paste, which you can pick up at any bakery supply store. Pink fondant will be more slippery than regular fondant, so be careful when applying it.

With your pink velvet cake roll prepared, you're ready to enjoy your new creation. If you plan on decorating the rest of your cake, make sure you smooth out any large lumps or bumps before applying the finishing touches. Cake baking requires practice, so be patient! The finished product will surely be one you can be proud of.

Just because you've put so much time and effort into your cake roll doesn't mean you have to do everything by yourself. When in doubt, enlist the help of your family and friends? They will not only make your experience better, but they will also know exactly where you've gone wrong! There is nothing worse than working with incomplete information!

Once your cake roll is ready, allow it to cool completely before taking it out of the oven. Don't leave it in the stand for too long, though. The texture should still be soft and moist. Don't try to frost it yet. Wait until you are ready to finish up the other details.

A pink velvet cake is not just a pretty decoration; it's an indulgent dessert as well. When you're done with it, be sure to let your family and friends know how much you loved them, and how much you enjoyed making their special day. That way, they will want to come back to your bakery for future events! Happy baking!