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Old 12-25-2018, 02:45 PM   #1
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Buche de Noel

Since we'll be having our real Christmas later this week with our girls, I started on our Buche de Noel today. This thread will be a work in progress. Today, molded fondant decorations so they'll have time to dry. The pinecone halves will be put together to make a 3D pinecone.

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Old 12-25-2018, 03:22 PM   #2
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Those are beautiful. Can't wait to see how it progresses.
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:27 PM   #3
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Thank you. I was really surprised they turned out so well since I had never done that before.
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:55 PM   #4
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I've been seeing a lot of bûche de Nöel cakes in different places online this year. Your decorations are more realistic than most of the other ones I've seen. Great job for a beginner
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:28 PM   #5
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Several years ago I made a Buche Noel. I was good at cake but bad at decorations. But I did my best and it tasted great but looked funky.

I took it to my friend's Xmas open house party.

20 minutes later, someone else brought a Buche Noel and it looked perfect. Oh well, I sighed.

Awhile later I noticed all the trash bins had plates of the gorgeous Buche Noel with one bite missing then tossed in the bins. Hmmmm I wondered.

Turns out the gorgeous Buche Noel was from a Japanese bakery and had no dairy: only tofu.

So the homemade, plain, funky-looking original recipe Buche Noel I made was the dessert hit of the party.
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:11 PM   #6
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Meringue mushrooms. Recipe later.
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:53 PM   #7
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They look great.
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Those are made from meringue, medtran? Wow, they're so real! Looking forward to the finished product.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:08 PM   #9
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What beautiful work, Med! Admittedly, I had to look up Buche de Noel and re-familiarize myself with it. How fun!

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Gorgeous work Medtran.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:21 PM   #11
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Thanks so much ladies. I spent extra time making them look real. Put a tiny bit of cocoa powder in the sugar for the meringue so they wouldn't be white, white, and then brushed them with more cocoa powder once they were cooked.
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:24 AM   #12
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Finished cake. Working on getting recipes typed up.
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Looks fantastic
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Wow. Stunning.
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Wow, beautiful!
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WOW! medtran you did a fantastic job! Hard to believe those aren't mushrooms.
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Oh my gosh! That is amazing, medtran!
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That is impressive, great job.
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Excellent...
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Here's another echo Med. That looks just fantastic!!
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