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Looking for a Yule Log

broncosaurus Dec 22, 2006 03:59 PM

Last minute I know, but any good ones out there?

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    kproq323 Dec 22, 2006 04:32 PM

    I would call Susina Bakery on Beverly Blvd. They are really nice and taste pretty darn good. Better than Sweet Lady Jane's.

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      esculent Dec 22, 2006 06:10 PM

      i ordered 3 buche de noel's from susina for this week and they were all delicious. they have vanilla rum and chocolate coffee flavors (neither of which are my favorite cakes, but both are quite good). everyone that's seen them has thought they were too pretty to eat!

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      JudiAU Dec 22, 2006 04:33 PM

      Next Little Door has them...didn't taste...

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        Feed_me Dec 22, 2006 06:55 PM

        I have one I'm picking up at Caprice. They're in Santa Monica on Pico. Right now they're so busy they're even open this Sunday. Normally they aren't, but right now business is so brisk. If you want something particular ask the owner. Nice French gentleman and they make a lot of stuff for high end restaurants. http://capricefrenchpastries.com

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          Jerome Dec 22, 2006 09:36 PM

          call paris pastry on westwood. they might have it.

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            ostudio Dec 23, 2006 01:22 AM

            I saw a few in the case at Amandine Bakery (Wilshire, near Bundy).
            Call, don't know if they were special orders.

            1. Hughlipton Dec 23, 2006 02:32 PM

              Belwood Bakery in Studio City on Ventura (southside of street) between Coldwater and Whitsett.

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                fat kitty Dec 23, 2006 08:47 PM

                I saw some miniature ones in the case at La Dijonaisse in Culver City.

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                  cupcake Dec 23, 2006 09:55 PM

                  I JUST BOUGHT ONE at the Champagne Cafe!! They are lovely, and there's a bunch in stock.

                  1. SilverlakeGirl Dec 23, 2006 11:54 PM

                    I just looked at the ones at Gelson's Very nicely done! I didn't taste.

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                      dandrewj Dec 24, 2006 06:08 AM


                    2. Das Ubergeek Dec 23, 2006 11:57 PM

                      Berolina Bakery in Glendale.

                      1. soulimar Dec 24, 2006 07:57 AM

                        of course i had to look up what exactly a yule log was. i had a pretty good idea of what it looked like. i found this site which shows you step by step instructions on how one is made, which i found interesting. http://www.frenchpastrychef.com/pastr...

                        click on chocolate yule log, then album, then go through the pics.

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                          Feed_me Dec 24, 2006 08:23 AM

                          Wow, I didn't realize there were so many variations. The place I go to has a cake that looks nothing like the one in your link. It looks sort of like an old sawed off hunk of a tree. It has a remnant of the sawed off limb too. It's covered in dark brown frosting with striations like the irregularities of the bark. It's also got a couple of mushrooms (made of sugar or something) and it's dusted with powdered sugar to look like some snow has fallen on it. I haven't picked up the one I ordered, but I think it even has some green leaves of frosting like some plant growing on it. It looks a lot better than perhaps my description. Anyway, I googled "french yule log cake" and got some other types, but nothing like the one I get. I'm pretty sure I saw Jacques Pepin do one on one of his old cooking shows and that looks similar to the one I get.

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