Saturday, December 22, 2007

And speaking of Yule....Daring Bakers' Challenge



This is my first month participating in the Daring Bakers' Challenge. The super secret project was.....wait for it.....a Yule Log (buche de noel for our French friends). I've never made one before so it was quite a challenge indeed, and loads of fun. Here are photos of my little darling.


Note the lovely bump on my log. The marizpan mushrooms, holly and little mouse. The mousey prints through the powdered sugar/marshmallow cream snow. Ah....so cute I'm almost sick from the sugar. I kept the challenge genoise the same, except I added vanilla extract. The coffee (and rum) buttercream is straight from the challenge as well.

My only concern now is how the heck to transport this baby to the party at Mom's house today. Hmmmm...let's hope my log doesn't turn into kindling on the ride there.

For info on the Daring Baker's check my Blog links to the right.

14 comments:

marias23 said...

Hey! Congrats on completing your first DB challenge. Wasn't it fun? I think this is the most fun challenge I've participated in so far :)

Great job and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Gigi said...

Congrats on completing your first challenge. The yule log looks awesome!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Kimberly Ann the holly, mouse and mushrooms are really fun and so impressive! Congratulations and welcome to the DB.

Maryann said...

A mouse and psychedelic mushrooms. Party! I'm going to mom's too :)

Auld Hat said...

Gahjus! I am particularly thrilled with the purple polka-dot mushroom.
Bless-ed Yule to you!

Bee said...

Not only was it amazing to look at, but it was equally amazing to taste. So delicious!
Good job sis.

Tartelette said...

For trnasport I keep mine on my knees while the hubby is driving!
You did great on your first challenge! Welcome to the Daring Bakers!
Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Susan said...

I love the little mouse. I hope your log survived the trip and I'm sure everyone was impressed with your lovely creation!

Lunch Buckets said...

Congratulations! I like your little mouse. What is it about rodents and baked goods that's so appealing? Weirdness.

Claire said...

No kindling there...great job! Hope your party went well.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Very cute yule log. Congrats on completing your first DB challenge!

Deborah said...

Wonderful job on your first challenge! It looks great!

Jen Yu said...

Such a wonderful first DB challenge! It looks awesome. Welcome to the Daring Bakers - looking forward to seeing more of your works!

jen at use real butter

Dolores said...

I love the mouse, and his footprints in the snow. Congratulations on a successful first challenge, and welcome! Happy New Year!