I came, I made my best attempt and I somewhat conquered. Take it easy on me, this was my first go-around and it was a little scary. This cake was my Everest and it did not disappoint in time consumption. After being afraid of this cake ever since my Mom brought it home from the bakery when I was in middle school, I have put off attempting this for far too long. Then, a few weeks ago I took a cooking seminar/class solely on making the Bûche de Noël. I wasn't thrilled with the buttercream look that the cake in our class turned out to look like so I went back to the Martha Stewart magazine that I had been carrying around for the past year with the recipe and a picture to match that looked just like the cake my Mom brought in for Christmas every year. I am not going to even attempt to write down all of the directions that went with this so click here for the recipe. If you attempt this, good luck and may your attempt take less time than mine!