Pumpkin Roll Question...

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

sue_dye Posted 22 Nov 2005 , 4:10pm
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Hi Everyone
I have been keeping up with this topic. I will be trying to make one today, so wish me luck. I will let you all know how it comes out later.

gilson6 Posted 22 Nov 2005 , 4:12pm
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I made one Sunday. It was very easy and my son loves the taste of it. I'm going to be making gift baskets for my brother and sister and my DH sister and their families for Christmas this year and I'm going to include one in each basket.

Misdawn Posted 22 Nov 2005 , 4:13pm
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I have taken that green-colored transparent floral paper (don't know what it's called) and wrapped the pumpkin roll up in that. Then I took red ribbons and tied the ends up like a tootsie roll. Does that make sense? It was really cute!

ge978 Posted 22 Nov 2005 , 4:44pm
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Good luck Sue! You will have fun with it.

melodyscakes Posted 22 Nov 2005 , 5:04pm
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i make lots of pumkin rolls, and you guys arent charging enough!!!!! i would charge at least $15.00 for one. thats what i charge in the mid-west even.
they are soooo gooood!!!
happy baking this thanksgiving week!!

sue_dye Posted 22 Nov 2005 , 5:24pm
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Thanks ge978
I just took it out of the oven, I have it rolled up cooling now.

sue_dye Posted 22 Nov 2005 , 8:55pm
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Well the first one turned so well I made another one. I'm so glad you all are here when some one need help. I'm thankful for CC. And I want to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving.

Misdawn Posted 22 Nov 2005 , 10:47pm
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

pooker Posted 23 Nov 2005 , 2:27pm
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Oh Happy Thanksgiving...and someone shoot me now!!! icon_confused.gif

I did all those pumpkin rolls yesterday...my kitchen is covered in powdered sugar! icon_razz.gif

I so do not want to even hear "pumpkin roll" for a good week! icon_lol.gif

ge978 Posted 23 Nov 2005 , 2:44pm
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Pooker: icon_lol.gif I stayed last night until 11:30 cleaning powdered sugar off of everything!! I definitely don't want to see any more pumpkin rolls at least until Christmas. Too bad I have to make more tonight icon_lol.gif

I think I will have to move my price up a bit...when people were picking them up they were surprised at how large they were. I think maybe next year at least $15 a piece.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

christiethomas Posted 23 Nov 2005 , 3:10pm
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I've just read all of your posts and this sounds delicious! Could you do it at Christmas or is it more of a Thanksgiving item to you?

pooker Posted 23 Nov 2005 , 3:15pm
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I would think either! I've gotten 13 more orders for Christmas already! They are too addicting! I'm just tired of making them... icon_lol.gif

ge978 - I was too tired to clean up last night. I've got to do it today...and make more food for tomorrow! icon_cry.gif

Once I get my technique down, I may up the price. Right now, I am having trouble getting a consistant turnout from batch to batch. At least I got them to stop sticking as much!!! thumbs_up.gif

NEWTODECORATING Posted 23 Nov 2005 , 11:21pm
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OK All of you pumpkin roll experts, I have been following this thread from the beginning. I baked my first roll this PM. Why is it cracking? What did I do wrong? Leave it to me to screw this up... I may have rushed unrolling it, it was cooled but not quite room temp. I am going to try it again now. I am using the Libby receipe.

Fishercakes Posted 24 Nov 2005 , 12:03am
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TC: you remind me of my kids...can't keep them out of the pumpkin rolls either! icon_lol.gif

Newtodecorating: Did it crack when unrolling? I only leave mine rolled up with the towel for about 10-20 minutes, unroll, fill and then reroll. You might have made it too thick or let it cool too much.

Hope this helps!

charlieinMO Posted 24 Nov 2005 , 10:06pm
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Hey everyone. I tried my first pumpkin roll yesterday. I used the Libby's recipe. It tastes pretty goo. I think my pan may have been too large or soemthing because at the edges it was a little thin and stuck to the wax paper! So needless to say it wasn't really pretty but it did taste good. Thanks everyone for all of the information!!! Hope everyone has/had a great Thanksgiving!!

tripletmom Posted 24 Nov 2005 , 10:31pm
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Okay, after reading everything I'm gonna have to try one of these puppies!

Question: can I use a cake pan in place of a jelly roll/cookie sheet or will this affect the overall product? I have the cookie sheets w/o sides however i envision the batter just running off it.....

sue_dye Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 12:19am
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You don't want the cake to cook up to thick. The 10x 15 jelly roll pan works great. The 11x15 half sheet pan should work ok too, just line the pan with wax paper and your good to go. I made two and everyone loved them.

tripletmom Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 1:52am
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Okey dokey, the cake is cooked. Wow! That is the fastest cake I have EVER baked! And so easy to put together! The house smells like I just baked a pumpkin pie, too!

So here is my next question...how long do I wait before I fill it? Until the roll is completely cooled? 20, 30 mins?

I can't wait to taste this, it just smells sooooo good!

charlieinMO Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 1:54am
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I waited until mine was pretty much cooled down. When I picked it up and started to unroll it, it felt a little warm in the middle but it worked fine! Don't ya just love how easy they are? A little messy but not too bad. Good luck!

NEWTODECORATING Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 4:02am
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My cracking problem was that I waited to long before adding the filling. I let it cool almost completely. On my second one I only cooled it about 10 min or so and had no cracks.

I delivered the second one to one of my best customers this AM, as a suprise. I told her it was Thanksgiving and I was Thankful for her. She was so shocked and happy. I love the look on peoples faces when you give them something. I think she will be a life time customer and I expect several orders from her through the holiday season.

Misdawn Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 1:48pm
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I found that the best way to time your "cooling off" period for the cake is to only let it cool long enough to make the filling. Works for me every time!

tripletmom Posted 25 Nov 2005 , 2:01pm
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I let mine cool until it felt barely warm on the outside and then filled it.

Can I say how yummy this concoction is?!? Wow! I found I had too much filling so for the next one I'll make half but, boy oh boy, this one is a definite keeper. Hubby and girls loved it as well and it was so easy to make! I had intended to make this one for my MIL however it's not gonna make it...oh well, I'll just have to make another one! icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif

tcturtleshell Posted 28 Nov 2005 , 3:45am
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Sorry, I never got a chance to get back to this post. I made 6 PR & they all turned out wonderful! thumbs_up.gif This is the easiest thing I have ever made!!

One of my friends came over that night... I let her sample one that I saved for me, DH, MEEEEE! She loved it! She wound up eating 3 big pieces! icon_eek.gif She begged & begged me to let her take one home. She said she'd pay me $20 for it! I wouldn't let her pay me! She did get one though! icon_smile.gif

I swept & mopped my kitchen 2 times! Powder sugar was everywhere. Then yesterday I put up all my Christmas deco & there was powder sugar on my entertainment center & end tables! icon_smile.gif

I gave the PR to my neighbor's, FD, DH's work, & we had enough left for Thanksgiving. I think my BIL might like me now... icon_surprised.gif he loved them! thumbs_up.gif


Does anyone have a recipe for Sweet Potato Rolls??? I bet that would be a tasty roll!!!! Just like the PR w/ SP instead. YUMMY!! icon_razz.gif

I'm glad someone started this post because now I just might make some money on these next year! Or maybe even Christmas! thumbs_up.gif

NEWTODECORATING Posted 28 Nov 2005 , 4:28am
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I was nib noseing through the bakery at the grocery store tonight and they had PR, jelly rolls, and what looked like a choc cake with cream filling rolls. I am on a mission now....

I was a bit disheartened though to learn their prices. The PR was $6.00. The rest were $2.99!!!!
Their full sheet cake was $29.00!!!!! said it served 65!!!

pooker Posted 7 Dec 2005 , 2:20pm
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Another question. For those of you who sell them for $12-$14, do you know how much profit you're making off of them? Curious...my mom is nagging me about it, and I am so super busy, I just don't have the time to sit down and figure it all out!

Also, I had been making so many, and I was getting so darn frustrated with the sticking - no matter how much PS I used - it still stuck! I tried parchment paper sprinkled with PS - not one spot stuck! And using it over and over is OK! Those darn tea towels are only good for one use - until washed and dried.

Just thought I'd share!!!!

ge978 Posted 7 Dec 2005 , 3:49pm
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I have about $3.63 in the plain pumpkin rolls and about $5.20 in the ones with nuts. Sometimes lower when the ingredients are on sale.

I bought plain white pillowcases at Marcs really cheap and cut them into 8 pieces and those worked really good. I'll have to try the parchment paper...so when it comes out of the oven you turn the cake onto the parchment with ps and roll it up? That would be alot easier and less expensive. Thanks for the tip.

pooker Posted 7 Dec 2005 , 4:08pm
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Yeah, pretty much. I have tried so many differnet things hoping it would be better at not sticking. When they come out of the oven, I let them cool in the pan for about 3-4 minutes, then flip them onto powder sugar covered parchment paper. Roll up, etc, etc.

I could almost tolerate doing them that way! icon_razz.gif

I went into super mode Sunday night and made 7 in 5 hours. I still have 7 more to do for this coming Monday! icon_cry.gif

ge978 Posted 7 Dec 2005 , 4:40pm
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Pooker: have you tried flipping it out right from the oven and not letting it cool at all? I'm not sure if it would help, but I take mine right out and flip right away. My husband says I must not have any feeling in my hands anymore because I burn them all the time and don't even feel it so just be careful if you try it icon_biggrin.gif

pooker Posted 7 Dec 2005 , 5:02pm
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That's what I was doing in the beginning, but they were sticking so I tried letting them cool a few minutes, and they still stuck. With the parchment paper, I may try flipping them right away...just to save a few minutes time!

I can't wait til they're done! I've got my dad's birthday cake due this Saturday and my DD's birthday cake next weekend! icon_eek.gif

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