Friday, December 21, 2007

Yule Log




Hey, I am a Daring Baker, and have the privilege of successfully completing the December challenge, ‘Yule Log’.

Finally D-day dawned and having got all the ingredients ready, set out for the major expedition. I was a bit apprehensive as there were some comments about the butter cream curdling and not enough to cover the log. For me it was a beginners luck..as everything went smooth, the butter cream did not curdle, had enough of the cream to cover the log.

I wanted to have my log a bit on the darker-brown side; but was afraid to break the rules. Sprinkled some coco powder on the finished log and got a bit of a dark-brown.

In fact, I was not too sure whether to have two stumps or one. Made two actually, and my son said “ That looks strange!”..so chop-chop went the upper stump.

So Ooo.la..laaaaaaaaa. get ready to see my log ;)

Look forward to the next challenge and am sure I’ll do a better job than this one.



15 comments:

Lis said...

Awww I think you did a wonderful job! I love the addition of the cocoa and your mushrooms look life-like! Well done!

I have no suggestions - I think you did a perfect job. Thanks so much! =)

xoxo

michelle said...

So pretty! :)

Dolores said...

Welcome and congratulations... you did a sensational job with your first challenge! I love the way you sprinkled cocoa to make the log a bit darker.

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year!

Gigi said...

Nicely done!Congrats on becoming a Daring Baker.

marias23 said...

Congrats on completing yout first challenge. You did a great job and it looks so scrumptious!

Katie B. said...

Welcome to the Daring Bakers! Your yule log looks magnificent!

Lunch Buckets said...

I was of afraid of rule-breaking too - that pale log was killing me! I got over it :) I do like your cocoa addition.

Susan said...

I also like the cocoa dusting. Very well done first challenge!

Claire said...

Nice! The cocoa made a nice addition.

Beth G. said...

Looks great! Awesome job on your first challenge!! :)

Gretchen Noelle said...

Very nice! Congrats on completing your first DB challenge! I hope you continue to share more about the foods of UAE!

Deborah said...

Wonderful job on your first challenge!!

Jen Yu said...

Awesome work on your yule log and welcome to the Daring Bakers! Happy new year :)

jen at use real butter

Mindy said...

I think you did a lovely job! and LOVE the mushrooms- weren't they fun...?

Creative Juices said...

pat-a-bake....ur yule log rules :) I wish I was the portobello sucking on the log :)