Sorry for still having Christmas posts, I'm trying to get them all up before the end of January at the latest, haha.
While I was home for Christmas, my mom and I decided to make a Japanese strawberry roll cake. It's a variation of a Japanese strawberry shortcake, which is super popular in Japan (and many Japanese bakeries/cafes in the US also). It's not too difficult to make, but definitely time-consuming and I don't really know if I could pull this off just on my own, to be honest. My mom has made it for years so she's a pro at it by now. It's basically a yellow sponge cake with fresh strawberries and fresh whipped cream.
We decided to make a roll cake version so that we could shape it like a Buche de Noel, since it was Christmas and all. The cake was delicious- it did not take long for just two of us to work our way through this cake, haha! Hope you enjoy the photos :o)