Adorable and chic these Baby Buche De Noel are a real Show Stopper! A great Christmas cake decorating idea for you. If you are planning a small dinner party I would recommend these highly. In small numbers they are very do-able.
You can use my scratch cake recipes or make it super simple and purchase pre-made filling and frosting, make the cakes from a box cake mix and even purchase candy decorations.
Use your own unique ideas for making these wonderful individual desserts.
The video has instructions for making one of these mini Buche De Noel from start to finish. NOTE: I like to call them Sweet Stumps. The video shows how to make royal icing axes, but you could also make snowflakes (my snowflake video is here) Meringue mushrooms with tiny fresh fruit and greenery would also be gorgeous in place of candied ones.
Link to the video on YouTube
To Make One of these minis- You will need
Start with your royal icing decorations and gumpaste leaves and berries if you are planning on using them. You may want to watch this video that I made in conjunction with E-How called Royal Icing Transfers. It shows the method very clearly. It is also in the video tutorial above but not in as much detail. NOTE: Make extra axes as they sometime break
The leaves are made using the WILTON flower making set which contains the Holly leaf cutters. You can cut them by hand if necessary, or use real greens. The berries are Marzipan a.k.a. Almond paste.
If you are making a single Buche De Noel you will need to bake one layer of cake. The photo here show many cut outs as I was making them for a large dinner party.
Once baked and cooled, use a round cutting tool to cut out 2 rounds. I used a 3 inch pastry cutter to cut the rounds in the picture. If you don't happen to have a cutter you can probably find something around your kitchen that is similar in size to cut your circles with.
Keep these refrigerated, covered in the fridge for up to a week.