Friday, December 21, 2007

Big Ol' Log O' Yule




merry holidays ya'll!


ok, i have just completed the daring baker's holiday challenge - the yule log! This month's hostesses were Ivonne @ Cream Puffs In Venice and Lis at La Mia Cucina.
this was my first daring baker's challenge and everything went according to plan, i just wish i would have allowed more time to experiment with the presentation. unfortunately, i left it to the last minute and we're getting read to head out of town on holiday, so i was a bit rushed. all in all i think it went pretty well, considering!

i've made a buche de noele once before- however, i was in culinary school under strict guidance and an unlimited budget...oh and did i mention all of our materials were provided (no trip (s) to the grocery store/restaurant supply store necessary)...never mind that i forgot to pick up some butter when i was out (in my holiday shopping trance!) and was one stick short, hence the runny buttercream...oops! i am only human and tried to compensate with overly stiff egg whites- not bad, i think!

anywhoo...thanks to the hostesses this month and to all the bloggers of the 'daring bakers' society...my neighbors greatly appreciated my involvement in this exercise as the yule log was their door prize for stopping over this evening! (it was in fact yummy - i tried a bit before they left!)....i look forward to next months challenge!

merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

amy
the bee hive

26 comments:

Lis said...

Yay Amy! Your Yule log is so pretty! I love the berry addition. =)

You did just fine - this is exactly what you're suppose to do.. well done, honey!

Welcome to the Daring Bakers!

xoxo

zorra said...

Great first job!

marias23 said...

Yummy-looking log there! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ann said...

It looks just beautiful!

Ann at Redacted Recipes

Peabody said...

Looks like your buttercream held together just fine!

michelle said...

Wonderfully done!

Jenny said...

Excellent job! This was my first shot as well!
pickypalate

Beth G. said...

Yours looks yummy!! :O) Happy Holidays!

Gigi said...

Beautiful, just lovely.

Tartelette said...

The log looks great ! Welcome to the Daring Bakers!
Happy holidays to you and your family!

Susan said...

Congratulations on first challenge very well done!

Julius said...

Your bûche de Noël looks great.

Happy Christmas to you!

Julius from Occasional Baker

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a great job on your yule log.

Happy Holidays!

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

chou said...

Nice work on making do without your last stick o' buttercream. BTW, I love your blog title statement. Hooray for green living. If you haven't heard about the solar decathalon, you should check it out.

Claire said...

I just love the berries...they add such a pop of color. Merry Christmas!

Quellia said...

Good job on your first challenge!

Tara said...

Your log looks gorgeous despite the (apparently) runny buttercream... good work!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Well done Amy! I also let things go and was rushed. It seems a good cake and the buttercream blew me away.
Welcome to the gang!

Gretchen Noelle said...

What a wonderful log! Congrats on your first DB challenge!

Gabi said...

Nice job Amy!
Lovely Yule Log!
Have a happy 2008!
xoxo
Gabi

Deborah said...

Great job on your first challenge!!

chik austin said...

Love your log Amy!! And love your blog!!!

Oh, and we had your Beaujolais today. Tasty! Thanks!

wmpe said...

What a lovely Yule Log. I love the berry accents. Great job. Wendy

Jen Yu said...

Oh, that is so pretty! Great job on your challenge :) Happy new year!

jen at use real butter

Dolores said...

Congratulations, and welcome. Just think of the calories you saved omitting a bit of butter. :)

Happy New Year!

Andrea said...

Congrats on your first challenge! You stuck it out and did very well! I like your decorations. :-0