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Dec 10, 2009 12:41 PM

meringue mushrooms in NoVa?

I am trying to find meringue/chocolate mushrooms in the area for a buche de noel. I know I can make them but have enough on my plate right now. Has anyone seen any? Would prefer NoVa but DC or Md. is possible. Thanks in advance.

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  1. In NoVa try the Tivoli Bakery (two locations: at the Rosslyn and Ballston Metros) and in DC try Dean and Deluca in Georgetown. Leopold's Cafe and Patisserie Poupon in Georgetown may be two possibilities. I have seen these in the past but it is best to call ahead to be sure.

    1. Call Heidelberg Bakery on Lee Hwy. They may.

      5 Replies
        1. re: mymomisthebestcook

          They are candies of a sort made from sweetened meringue that are made in the shape of mushrooms and often dusted with cocoa powder to make them light brown like mushrooms. You mostly see them decorating the tops of the French Christmas cake, the buche de Noel, or Christmas log. The cake is usually yellow cake and chocolate frosting in the shape of a log. You decorate the top with candy or frosting green leaves and the meringue mushrooms. Supposed to look like a log that is in the forest. Ok, now I want cake.....

          1. re: milocat

            yum... anyone know where can you buy this cake whole?

            1. re: Russel Shank

              There are many bakeries that do this cake at Christmas. I have purchased a "buche" at Heidelberg, Balducci"s and the bakery that is down the street from Heidelberg(am blanking on the name). I starting making my own and do it for the sense of accomplishment as I am not a baker.

            2. re: milocat

              Thanks so much for the reply. You were more specific than I would have been.