LES BUCHES DE NOEL
This year, I am taking mon courage à deux mains ( my courage in both my hands- loose translation: I am taking a deep breath) I will bravely struggle through the making of a Bûche de Noël, a Yulelog cake, you know the one in the shape of a log. The recipe is manageable, the decorating is so much fun; So what is the problem, you ask? the rolling of the gateau into the approximate shape and size of a cream stuffed, rolled, Sunday paper; you see, the other times I have dared to consider this discouragingly simple (?) process, that one step went dramatically wrong; it cracked and collapsed and basically came out resembling the average omelette baveuse (a goooooy omelet). I like my omelette baveuse, not my bûche. I will not, however, give into the temptation of heading straight to the patisseries of Paris below ( or the New York equivalent...) as I must, one gratifying day, to save the family honor, successfully serve a good looking, delicious, solid BUCHE DE NOEL....
The Paris Masters
Angelina- very successful Chanel look
Dalloyau- tablecloth color coordination
Lenotre by Phillipe Stark: ready for serious construction
Fauchon- graphic button covered pole
Laduree- Merlin the Magician
Pierre Herme -with Swarosky- a Winter Wonderland
Pierre Marcolini- gathered blouse detail
The very well crafted classics
La tartine Gourmande- orange rind marvel
Celine Nikki- classic perfection
Wish me luck!