5 Simple Tips for Rolling Sponge Cake Without Breaking and Breaking

Rolled sponge is one type of sponge that is quite popular in Indonesia. This sweet food is often served at certain moments. Sometimes, eating it while drinking coffee or tea is also often done.

However, many people fail to make their own rolls, because they find it difficult to roll them. Without the right technique, the rolls can crumble and break.

This is clearly like betraying the results of our struggle in making it, dong. Well, for those of you who often have difficulty making rolls, here are a series of tips so that the cakes don’t break and break when rolled.

1. Use parchment paper or napkin to roll the cake

5 Simple Tips for Rolling Sponge Cake Without Breaking and Breaking illustration of rolling a sponge using a napkin. (midwestliving.com)

Baking paper is used to make the sponge rolls much neater. To make it denser, don’t forget to press the parchment paper and sponge while rolling. This also minimizes the ball from slipping out of the roll. Rolling it just like that without the help of parchment paper will only make the sponge roll less tidy.

Make sure to do it slowly and carefully, okay? If you are a beginner, you should pay close attention to this technique, because rolling carelessly or feeling professional is not recommended because it will affect the final result later.

You can also use a napkin or clean cloth to roll the sponge. So that it doesn’t stick, don’t forget to sprinkle it with powdered sugar or flour first.

2. Roll the sponge while it’s still hot

5 Simple Tips for Rolling Sponge Cake Without Breaking and Breaking illustration of rolling a sponge while it’s still hot. (sugargeekshow.com)

In contrast to other sponges where we have to wait for it to cool first to be decorated. Sponge rolls will not break if rolled while still hot. Sponge texture will harden when cold.

That way, the sponge will break easily when rolled. The texture of the sponge that is still hot tends to be more flexible so it will be easier for you to roll it without being damaged, crushed, or broken.

3. Roll the sponge twice

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5 Simple Tips for Rolling Sponge Cake Without Breaking and Breaking illustration of rolling a sponge for the second time. (tasteofhome.com)

While it’s best to roll the sponge while it’s hot, you’ll need to do it twice. The first is done when the sponge is still hot which serves to make the sponge dense. Second, wait until it cools down, then you can add cream, jam, and so on.

If you roll it twice, then the results of the sponge will be much more optimal and will not be crushed, broken, or broken. Don’t forget, even though you’ve rolled the sponge a second time, you still have to roll it using parchment paper.

Also read: 5 Mistakes to Make Sponge Rolls that Make Stiff and Hard

4. Don’t give too much stuffing

5 Simple Tips for Rolling Sponge Cake Without Breaking and Breaking The illustration gives the stuffing of the rolls not too much and not too thick. (theflavorbender.com)

Some time ago, TikTok was shocked by the presence of a roll filled with oranges that looked beautiful when cut. Many people are surprised by the video, where their cake rolls can’t be as beautiful as the video creator first.

This happens because the stuffing used is too thick and too much. Actually, giving a lot of stuffing is also not a problem, it’s just that it’s not recommended for beginners. Giving a lot of stuffing and thick can only be done for those who are already proficient in making sponge rolls.

5. Store the rolls in the refrigerator

5 Simple Tips for Rolling Sponge Cake Without Breaking and Breaking roll cake. (seriouseats.com)

After you’ve successfully rolled the sponge twice, don’t remove the parchment paper you’re using, OK? Immediately put in the refrigerator, then store for about half an hour. This is useful so that the rolls are more set and dense.

In addition, the roll sponge will not be easy to open. When it is released later, the results of the roll cake are also more perfect. After half an hour, you can take out the rolls and the rolls are ready to serve.

After knowing the tips for rolling the sponge cake so that it doesn’t break and breaking, now you are more confident in making your own sponge roll, right? Hopefully the tips for rolling the sponge above can be useful for you, yes. Good luck!

Also Read: Peanut Butter Baked Sponge Roll Recipe, Really Creamy!

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