Monday, January 01, 2007
Happy New Year!
The very best wishes from Diva Delights to all for a prosperous and healthy 2007!
We kicked off the old year with our rowdy friends, a sumptuous dessert table, the traditional champagne toast and a Bûche de Nöel. It's a French Yule log made from a sponge cake rolled around chocolate buttercream. My version was an almond sponge with the entire log wrapped in marzipan. The ends were cut off and placed strategically to give the illusion of cut tree limb stumps. The entire log was covered with chocolate buttercream with meringue mushrooms and marzipan holly leaves and berries decorating the finished log. A marzipan banner reading "Happy New Year 2007" in gold was draped across the top. A dusting of confectioners sugar gave the look of freshly fallen snow.