Bûche de Noel: Pierre Hermé Paris



Photos by Louison And So On Blog

There are many sweet creations made during the holiday season, but none is more traditional and spectacular than a Bûche de Neol (or Yule Log, as we say here in the states). Pierre Hermé, a french purveyor of luxury sweet treats, created his rendition using three sectioned layers of the "log", chocolate ganache from Venezuela, bark made of almond paste, and an axe to top it off. And for 120 Euros, it will be perfect for your next fete (that's "celebration" in french).

But what do we love more than a Bûche de Noel, and maybe even food itself? Packaging. The box was designed by Dita Von Teese's alleged beau Count Louis-Marie de Castelbajac, a french aristocrat and son of fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.

The hinged rigid box has a silver mylar exterior, held together with an embellage of red ribbon. Once untied and the top taken off, the four panels fall to reveal the haute confection inside the bright red interior. Both the interior and exterior feature embossed illustrations appealing to children.

So how does a famed patissier dubbed the "Picasso of Pastry" show off his work? With a decadent fashion show of course! The runway featured his specialty desserts carried by models dressed in white, and complete with giant macarons carried by children. Louis-Marie de Castelbajac even made an appearance on the runway to reveal the Bûche de Noel in his custom package design, just in time to bring in the holidays and New Year. Can you say j'adore?


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