Pumpkin Roll Question...

Baking By pooker Updated 7 Dec 2005 , 5:02pm by pooker

sweetbaker Posted 18 Nov 2005 , 8:52pm
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Thanks again Fishercakes.

Fishercakes Posted 18 Nov 2005 , 8:57pm
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As far as a price, my coworker's church is selling pumpkin rolls as a fund raiser and they are charging $10 each. I have never sold one yet, I can't seem to keep the kids out of them. I just put three pumpkins rolls in the fridge on Sunday and on Tuesday they were all gone by the time I got home from work. So I think that I will make about 7 to 10 of them this weekend. Maybe I will be able to sell at least 4 of them. icon_rolleyes.gif

You are quite welcome, I'm glad to be able to help!

ge978 Posted 18 Nov 2005 , 9:06pm
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I sell mine for $12 or $14 w/nuts...just wondering what everyone else sold theirs for.

Fishercakes: that's funny about the kids icon_lol.gif Good thing I don't bake at home or I don't think I'd be able to sell anything before my husband devoured it icon_biggrin.gif

tcturtleshell Posted 18 Nov 2005 , 9:06pm
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Thanks Misdawn for the website! Thanks everyone else too! Ya'll have just helped me pick the dessert to bring to Thanksgiving dinner & to give out to my neighbors! I'll keep checking this topic too for more GREAT info!!

Ya'll have me wanting a big piece of pumpkin roll now!!! Going grocery shopping tomorrow!! Can't wait!!

jdelectables Posted 18 Nov 2005 , 9:14pm
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I sell mine for $12.00 with nuts.


charleydog Posted 18 Nov 2005 , 9:16pm
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Oh Oh why can't these great ideas come out for Canadian thanksgiving?????



crp7 Posted 18 Nov 2005 , 9:18pm
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Thanks, that makes sense to roll the towel up in it at first. I was given a pumpkin roll recipe years ago that I tried once. I made such a mess of it that I never tried it again! I may have to pull it out and try it again for Thanksgiving.


GinaJuarez Posted 18 Nov 2005 , 9:19pm
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Okay, I was under the impression that you can not put wax paper in the oven, or else it will smoke. Is that not the case?

ge978 Posted 18 Nov 2005 , 9:21pm
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GinaJuarez - I've never had that problem...I use a convection oven, but I seem to remember when I used to bake them with my regular oven I used waxed paper also. Just make sure there is none hanging over the sides of the pan

NEWTODECORATING Posted 18 Nov 2005 , 9:47pm
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Thanks for posting this question and all the great answers. My grandmother always made pumpkin rolls, unfortunately my love of decorating and baking came along long after we lost her. Everytime I am in the kitchen I think of her, and now I am going to try my hand at pumpkin rolls too.

Charleydog, little lesson I learned last year, I get a calender for the next year as soon as they come out, everytime I hear someone say "Man I want one of those" or if it is a great idea for decorating I jot a note down on the calender for that day. Next year, you will flip the calender and have all these great ideas waiting for you that, if you are like me you would have forgotten about.

tcturtleshell Posted 19 Nov 2005 , 3:20am
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That's a great idea NEWTODECORATING. So glad you shared that!

I have my Thanksgiving grocery list ready! Going shopping tomorrow. Me & my daughter are going to cook this weekend. It's sooo fun having a teenager that likes to cook!!

charleydog Posted 19 Nov 2005 , 4:34am
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Thanks for that idea!!!!!!!! Thats great!!!!!!!


pooker Posted 19 Nov 2005 , 12:07pm
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OMG! Last time I checked, this thread was on page 1! icon_razz.gif

Oh, thank you thank you thank you for the towel rolling questions! I just could not figure out how to do the towel! The logic wasn't flowing....

And the prices! I was wondering what to sell mine for. When you price those, how many rolls are you getting out of 1 recipe?

Here is the link to the recipe I was planning to use. It's from this site...


ge978 Posted 19 Nov 2005 , 3:13pm
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Pooker...thats very similar to the recipe that I use. I get one pumpkin roll out of each recipe.
If you buy the big can of pumpkin puree they say you can get 4-5 pumpkin rolls out of the one can.

I did forget to mention one thing: make sure you use the pumpkin puree and not the pumpkin pie mix. I'm not saying this to be funny, but seriously its happened and it was not pretty icon_surprised.gif I have both at the shop, because I use the pumpkin pie mix for cheesecakes and cookies and sometimes the cans can look the same in a hurry icon_confused.gif Trust me they are not the same icon_lol.gif

tcturtleshell Posted 20 Nov 2005 , 4:18am
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Ok... I've gotta ask another question about the towel... Do you lay the towel on top of the baked roll & then roll the roll up? I can't picture this in my head. icon_smile.gif

ge978 Posted 20 Nov 2005 , 5:10am
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tcturtleshell: Picture it in steps...
- lay down towel and sprinkle with powdered sugar
- flip pumpkin roll onto towel
-peel off waxed paper
At this point the pumpkin roll is laying on the towel - start with a corner and roll the cake with the towel - I hope this helps

Sometimes I have a hard time picturing things also...its easier when its in front of me

pooker Posted 20 Nov 2005 , 12:49pm
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OK...I made one yesterday for practice. Pretty easy! Although I wasn't sure how to flip the pumpkin roll onto the towel. I was afraid it would fall apart. So I laid the towel on top of the roll, then flipped.

So, one roll/recipe. And you all charge ~$12 or so?

Haven't eaten it yet...hope it tastes ok. And yes, I made sure to get the puree. I read somewhere else about that, so I made sure. thumbs_up.gif

Oh, and with all these questions...there should be a tutorial...complete with pictures!!!

ge978 Posted 20 Nov 2005 , 2:01pm
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Pooker - I used to be afraid of them falling apart also...you should see me now - I just take them from the oven and throw them on the towel icon_lol.gif You'll have to let us know how it came out.

cakecre8tor Posted 20 Nov 2005 , 5:11pm
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I just wanted to add that you all inpired me to make a pumpkin roll yesterday - as I want to bring some to my outlaws for thanksgiving. I used the "verybestbaking" recipe and it turned out sooooo yummy. I am going to try out some of the other recipes too to find my favorite!!

Thanks everyone for all the tips! It was really easy to do!

icon_smile.gif Sarah

pooker Posted 21 Nov 2005 , 3:33pm
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ge978 - I made one this morning and bravely flipped it - easy! icon_lol.gif

Now if I can just get it to not stick! I put so much powdered sugar on there, I thought for sure it wouldn't but it did! icon_rolleyes.gif

They are so addictive! YUM-MY!!!

Oh, and I'm using the Libby's recipe.

ge978 Posted 21 Nov 2005 , 4:04pm
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Pooker - I'm glad it flipped okay for you...its all in the wrist icon_lol.gif Did it stick to the towel? Maybe it was the towel..I use linen ones - they seem to work the best. Sometimes no matter what you do they are going to stick anyway thumbsdown.gif They are addictive though icon_biggrin.gif

tcturtleshell Posted 21 Nov 2005 , 4:54pm
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Thanks Ge & Pooker!! I have the picture in my head now!! Light bulb finally came on!!! icon_eek.gif

I also remembered back when my Mom used to make them! That helped too. I would have called her for help but her & my dad have went on a Fall trip to OK to see the fall colors SINCE we don't get a pretty fall turn of colors here in "good ole" Louisiana! They wouldn't let me come icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

I'm getting off the puter & I'm making PUMPKIN ROLLS now!!! Ya!!! Thanks for all the wonderful help!! I'll let you guys know!! I'm making several... one for Thanksgiving, one for me, one for neighbor, one for me, one for DH's work, one for me....... icon_rolleyes.gif

CakesByEllen Posted 21 Nov 2005 , 4:55pm
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OK, so you bake in in a 15x10 jelly roll pan. Do you start rolling from the 15" side or the 10" side?

I think I'm going to buy a thin linen towel and give this one a try this year. Do you decorate it or just sprinkle with powdered sugar?

Thanks for all the good info!

Misdawn Posted 21 Nov 2005 , 5:01pm
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First, I would roll from the 10" side if I were you. Second, you can sprinkle with powdered sugar or you can decorate. It's up to you. I am making one that I will cover in white chocolate ganache (colored dk. brown) to look like a yule log.

pooker Posted 21 Nov 2005 , 5:07pm
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I've rolled from both sides...

If you roll from the 15 inch side, you can cut them in half and have 2 smaller ones...

Mmmm, covering it? Makes me want to make a giant Ho-Ho - ala Ding Dong Cake!!!

tcturtleshell Posted 21 Nov 2005 , 6:00pm
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I did it!!! Mine turned out great!! Just came out of the oven!! It looks great!! I can't wait to taste!! Already tasted the batter YUMMY!!! I'm going to make about 6 more of these buddies!! IF I can stay out of them!!

Misdawn Posted 21 Nov 2005 , 10:58pm
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TC...you are too funny!

pooker Posted 22 Nov 2005 , 3:43pm
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I know what you mean TC!!!

I have to share the stroy behind the whole pumpkin roll thing. My mom works in a nursing home, and several years ago, a girl that worked for her made the pumpkin rolls and sold them to other co-workers. They went nuts over them. Well, the girl hasn't worked there in YEARS, but they still hound my mom every year for these p.r.! So, my mom asked me if I'd give it a go. Sure, why not? So I sent one in with my mom for samples, and then she takes orders.

Someone today said my rumpkin roll was like cocaine! icon_eek.gif My mom hooks them with a sample, and keeps 'em coming back for more! icon_lol.gif

Just yesterday, I got orders for 13 for Thursday! I will be a busy woman today! And already 12 orders for Christmas!!! icon_eek.gif

Misdawn Posted 22 Nov 2005 , 3:52pm
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You go Pooker! Can you say, "I'm in the money....!"

ge978 Posted 22 Nov 2005 , 4:00pm
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Pooker: Great job on your orders! Most of my orders came from a nursing home also. People love these things..they are very addicting.

I made a bunch last night. I was looking for something to wrap them in, but I couldn't find any holidayish saran wrap. I did find those clear bags you put around cookie trays...they were decorated cute. I just cut them, put the pumpkin roll in them, & tied the ends with ribbon. I got a few orders just from that. Just an idea in case anyone wanted one icon_biggrin.gif

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