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December 26, 2008


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Mary Ellen

Love the cake, but that elf looks like he's up to no good.


I am VERY impressed! Not only is it delicious, but the presentation is beautiful.


My son had to make a yule log cake for a project for a social studies class...totally last minute (at least that's when I was told about it). Anyway, it was easier than it looked and, like a crazy person, I made one for us yesterday too. If you ever want to try it, the recipe I had called for those meringue cookies you find at the store, shave off the top, carve out a small hole, and insert a pretzel nugget as the stem.


I've always wanted to make, no make that eat, meringue mushrooms. They look adorable. Your cake is gorgeous, but wow, what a lot of work! I'm more a pretzel in whilte almond bark kinda Christmas cook. (That's not really true, I made seven kinds of candy, coconut snowflake cookies, Dark Chocolate Peppermint Crunch cupcakes and a Fruit Cocktail cake.)


Wow, you guys are all good! I made Pampered Chef fudge (jar of frosting and bag of chocolate chips melted together) and that was it for this year!! Hope you all had a good Christmas!


I'm very impressed, especially with those mushrooms. But that elf seems to have the same expression that I would have if I tried to make one of these cakes.

laurie -magpie ethel

Wow! Wow! Wow! Never in one million years could I make a cake like that. It is amazing. I of course love the little elf with his bum up in the air and the little ladybug on it!
Hope you had a merry christmas!

Tina in Duluth

I'm not the only crazy lady out there? Whew! I've never attempted a buche de Noel, but I've made several 5 + hour cakes before and I think that is my limit. Even that is pretty crazy because they always need to be made when you have 1,000 other things you need to be doing simultaneously.

Your cake is precious! I love the mushrooms - they are so realistic looking. The snowflakes are a really nice touch. I LOVE the elf - so cute and so appropriate to be on YOUR cake plate!

Now I'm wondering if my daughter can make some Mario mushrooms for the New Year's Eve game party she is going to? And when I say daughter I mostly mean me!


yep... very very cute and I am glad it was you and not me this year!.. I got out of doing one...but am a bit bummed about not eating any "broken" mushrooms this year. The only think I do different is to use shaved chocolate on mine over the frosting..never hurts!



So wonderful! I adore the elf and the mushrooms! If I get really ambitious next year . . . I'll let you know how that goes!

karla nathan

That cake definately looks worth the effort (well, as long as it is not me making the effort). How beautiful!! That really is a great tradition.


Holy Cow. Cooking artestry. I can only imagine how wonderful it tastes too! What great posts.

two crazy crafters

You know - You're mushrooms are cuter than mine! Twyla

Kim G.

I love a good Buche de Noel!! Lots of work but I think the end result was worth it. I didn't make one this year but we did pick up a slice of one at the Boulange in San Francisco last weekend, so yummy and worth every penny!!! Yours turned out great!!!!!


sigh. you made me tired just reading that.
it looks so pretty and yummy tho
i might be talked into making the cake part...but i think i would flake out and buy some meringues!!

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