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Sun, 14 May


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Karen's Lemon & Raspberry Vertical Roll Cake

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Karen's Lemon & Raspberry Vertical Roll Cake
Karen's Lemon & Raspberry Vertical Roll Cake

Time & Location

14 May 2023, 17:00 BST

Online Event

About the Event

Join the brilliant Karen Wright (Great British Bake Off Contestant from series 9) live from Wakefield, UK who will teach you the skills you need to master the amazing Vertical Roll Cake!

This class takes place on Sunday 14th May 2023 at the following times:

9am PT / 11am CT / 12pm ET / 5pm UK GMT

Please allow 2 1/2 hours for this class - a little more skill is required for this one.

Light Swiss roll sponges spread with tangy lemon curd, Swiss meringue buttercream, and covered with white chocolate ganache, all topped with a crown of raspberries and a shiny raspberry gelée. This cake holds a lovely surprise, as the special rolling tecnique reveals vertical cake slices when cut - a definate showstopper!

Bake With A Legend Online Classes are an interactive experience, where we limit group sizes to around 25 to ensure an intimate online setting. Not only do you have your celebrity baker teaching you, but you also have one of our brilliant Bake With A Legend hosts who will ensure the smooth running of your experience ensuring everyone is enjoying themselves.

If you need any help at any point during the class, you’ll be encouraged to raise your hand and your baker will be virtually joining you in your own kitchen in no time to assist you!

You’ll bake along in tandem with Karen, learning many tips and tricks a long the way as you perfect all the skills required to make Karen's delicious take on the dazzling vertical cake. Karen will also be on hand to answer your questions, be those about baking or her experiences of being involved on such an iconic television show.

Tickets are priced at £35 for individuals and £50 for groups of two or more that will join from the same screen. Please note we can accept requests to move classes with two or more weeks notice prior to the class – any requests to do so, will incur a £5 administrative charge.

Once booked in, all guests will be emailed a full recipe and the zoom link required to join us for the class. Just in case you don’t spot it please check junk mail!



Silicone spatula 

Glass bowl

Two large mixing bowls  

Electric hand whisk or stand mixer 

Baking parchment

Two Swiss roll tins 23cm x 33cm (9in x 13in)  

2 tea towels

Sharp knife  

Balloon whisk 

Wooden spoon


Jug Pastry 


Two large heatproof bowls  

Balloon whisk

Offset spatula

Cake scraper


For the White Chocolate Ganache:

240g (~ 1 ½ cups) white chocolate 

80g (⅓cup) double cream

For the Swiss Rolls:

200g (1 cup) caster/superfine sugar 

8 large (XL in US) eggs, separated

4 tbsp tepid water 

150g (1 cup + 2 tbsp) plain/all-purpose flour

Pinch of salt 

Icing sugar for dusting

For the Lemon Curd:

3 Egg yolks 

100g (½ cup) caster/superfine sugar

Juice of one and a half lemons 

80g (5 ½ tbsp) butter

For the Raspberry Gelée:

350g (~ 2 ½ cups) frozen/fresh raspberries 

100g (½ cup) caster/superfine sugar

Juice of half a lemon 

1 tbsp arrowroot

½ tsp agar agar powder (available online)

For the Swiss Meringue Buttercream:

300g (1 ½ cups) caster/superfine sugar 

5 large (XL in US) egg whites

Pinch of salt 

300g (1 ¼ cups) softened butter

1 tbsp vanilla extract 

Plus, the prepared ganache

For the Decoration:

150g (~ 1 heaping cup) large fresh raspberries

If you have any questions regarding this class or anything concerning our online classes, please email us at

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Please note we do also offer private events where you can choose which baker you’d like to teach you and what you bake - please click here for more information.

It is your responsibility to check the ingredients do not impact any allergies or intolerances which you may have. Bake With A Legend and our bakers take no responsibility in this regard. If you're in any doubt about you then you should contact us before booking in terms of discussing alternative ingredients to suit your requirements. We will, wherever possible provide alternatives to include gluten & dairy free options.


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