A couple of posts back I talked about how I am obsessed with buche de noel and how this was the year I would make one.
And here it is! Now, I will let you in on a secret---I "made" it by buying a pre-made rolled cake from the grocery store and pre-made frosting. Then I stuck a bunch of plastic decorations on it. The mushrooms aren't even meringue. They're paperclay. *for shame*
But you see, I just had to have a log cake with gnomes on it this year. And time, as it does around the holidays, ran out on me. This cake is a carrot cake and the frosting is cream cheese. The frosting was white, and to make it a brown color I added a bit of cocoa powder.
Now I am gonna be honest with you. Visually, the whole thing turned out the way I wanted it to. Taste-wise, however, not so good! Standard grocery store (I will not name names) cake and frosting in a can is simply just not very good. They use so much weirdly processed sugar that just a thin slice of something like this can cause a stomach ache. So, next year I will get on it earlier and make something that is actually edible, ha ha!!
Hope your holidays have been going well----here comes the New Year!