Personally, I feel that most people find a Yule log cake intimidating because of the cake rolling part. However, it’s really manageable. As a matter of fact, you just need a piece of parchment paper and to make tight rolls, as seen below. Furthermore, I held my cake in a fixed ‘rolled’ up position to fix up the shape, as seen in the images below.
Subsequently, its the decoration part which is pretty manageable and you might even be able to engage a child or family member to help! The decoration portion is always my favourite part. At this step, here are some tips that you might find helpful:
- Fill the center with cream and roll it, and then refrigerate before applying further decoration to solidify the cake. This makes your job much easier later on!
- When using a fork to make the tree marks, draw these marks after the cream is applied. Else, if the exterior cream has solidified, it’s going to be much more difficult making these marks.
I hope these tips help and feel free to ask anything, especially if this is your first time attempting the Yule log cake!
Without further ado, the recipe!