Buche de Noel (Yule Log)
Buche de Noel is a favorite tradition here at Desserts by Design and a favorite treat for young and old. If you want this gorgeous deliciousness on your holiday table, be sure to call 48 hours ahead. $40
What's behind this tradition?
A yule log is a large wooden log which is burned in the hearth as a part of traditional Yule or modern Christmas celebrations in several European cultures. It may also be associated with the winter solstice festival or the Twelve Days of Christmas, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Twelfth Night.
The Yule log was originally an entire tree, that was carefully chosen and brought into the house with great ceremony with the purpose being to provide maximum warmth and endurance. In some European traditions, the largest end of the log would be placed into the fire hearth while the rest of the tree stuck out into the room. While references are anecdotal, it seems to be a tradition that morphed into early European Christian tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Gingerbread House Decorating Classes
Learn gingerbread house decorating tips from professional bakers
We'll make it easy for you to decorate your own homemade gingerbread house. Let us do the hard work of mixing, kneading, rolling, cutting, baking and assembling the house. You get to have all the fun of decorating with colorful frostings and holiday candies. Classes include everything you need to create a magnificent gingerbread confection: frosting, candy decorations, professional instruction on decorating techniques and use of our decorating tools. For kids and adults. One house per person. Cost: $27.00
CALL AHEAD! 616-847-1370 to place you order and arrange date and time. To assure the finest quality, we do not make them ahead of time and so we are not able to accommodate walk-ins.
MAKE IT A GIRLS' NIGHT OUT! Grab your friends (7 person minimum and we will open the shop after business hours) and a bottle of wine for an after hours party with sweet fun and house decorating.
ORDER KITS and decorate yours at home! Everything you'll need to assemble and decorate these lovely traditional Christmas gingerbread cottages. Call ahead to order, and please give us 48 hours notice. Remember we make and bake these to order so you get the freshest taste and the highest quality! Only $27 per kit.
Come see us at these January 2015 Bridal Shows
Jan 2, 2014 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm – West Michigan Bridal Show
Pinnacle Center, 3330 Highland Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426
Jan 3, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm – Lakeshore Bridal Event
Haworth Inn, 225 College Ave., Holland, MI 49423
Jan 10, 2014 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm – Muskegon Bridal Association Show
Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts, 415 West Western Ave., Muskegon, MI 49440