I talked about sharing the recipe for the chocolate version of the patterned cake roll in my last post and so here I am keeping my promise. (I have a video tutorial in the last post on how to make these patterned cake rolls. Check it out here)
I love these patterned cakes and had so much fun making them. Except for the faux pas where I did not realize I should have taken a mirror image of the design, it was all fun. And if V’s colleagues are to be believed they loved gobbling it down as well.
This cake is the perfect cake for Valentine’s Day, or heck any other day when you want to do something special for that special someone in your life. Why wait for Valentine’s Day?
I am not big on Valentine’s Day. I mean do we really need a day to tell someone we love them, or to celebrate love for that matter. Love should be celebrated everyday, and we should tell the people we love how much they mean to us, irrespective of the date on the calendar. It needn’t be verbal and it needn’t be over top. Just paying attention to them when they talk. Being interested in how their day has been. Putting away the phone, or switching off the laptop/TV to just talk to them. Making them laugh, or sharing a laugh with them. Doing little things that you know the other person will like. It’s really not that difficult to celebrate love every day.
But that said, even though I try not to fall into the whole Love is in the Air trap, its difficult not to get engulfed in all the reds and pinks that the blogosphere and social media is full of these days. And having said what I said above, it really IS nice to have a day where someone makes a little effort in making you feel special.
And this cake is definitely a great way to celebrate your someone special this Valentine’s Day. And hopefully this video tutorial will help you to achieve just that.