I made a Rolo celebration cake for a birthday gift last week. It wasn’t really anything fancy or different from the usual cakes I make but I iced it using Rolo chocolates in a pattern all over the cake. I thought it would be a long and drawn out process but I was using my tilting turntable which did make it a lot easier than it would have been without one. I really love using Rolo as decoration, they make a cake look spectacular without very much effort at all. I’m still not amazing with a piping bag and I have had a bad run of splitting them recently so using Rolo on the cake took away my piping problem and made a simple cake look fabulous. They stick on really easily with butter cream and the cake doesn’t really need a crumb coat as you can just stick the Rolo chocolates directly onto the cake using the butter cream like a cement. The only skill you need is making sure you line them up correctly. If you start from the base of the cake and work upwards, it’s really not that hard!
I was very impressed with the end result and it wasn’t as time consuming as I had expected it to be. In fact, I was done in about 15 minutes. Considering it was the first time I had ever tried decorating a cake with Rolo and I did maybe presume that it would be a lot more fiddly than it actually was. I didn’t get to eat a slice but I do have it on good authority that it tasted great!