Wauwatosa, WI

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Team Kramer from Wauwatosa, WI

Team Kramer participated in Week 7: Desserts, and attempted the Roulade Challenge. Let's see how they did!

How do you rate your baking performance?

Pleasantly satisfied.

Give your dessert a clever name — and tell us about your recipe.

Chocolate Brandy Cherry Roulade.

What was the biggest surprise during your baking journey? Did you use any unconventional approaches? What did you learn along the way? Tell us about it!

We made a dark chocolate cake which was brushed with a brandy syrup before adding the cream filling. Then the rolled cake was covered with chocolate ganache and topped with brandy soaked cherries. We’ve made roulade before but this swirl could have been better. Hummm … could it be that the “quality control” testing of some brandy soaked cherries had something to do with the unevenness of the cream filling? LOL. However it tasted awesome. We served it at a party and it was a hit and finished in record time.

How did you add a Wisconsin twist to your flavors or decoration?

Since the brandy old fashioned drink is so popular in Wisconsin we wanted to give a nod to this drink by using brandy syrup and brandy soaked cherries. Cheers!