In a season filled with food and joy, a festive Bûche de Noël, or Yule log, adds classic elegance to the holidays
These log-shaped cakes make a great addition to your holiday table because they’re charming, delicious and beautiful.
Here are the best local bakeries with Yule logs in Vancouver this holiday season...
1. Thomas Haas
Thomas HaasThis year, Thomas Haas is going all out with a selection of eight Bûche de Noël options with flavours inspired by their most popular cakes. Champagne Truffle, Dark Chocolate Orange and Chestnut Mont Blanc choices will add the right festive touch to your holidays.
Thomas Haas, 999 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver and 2539 West Broadway, Vancouver, $37
2. Thierry Chocolates
ThierryBring woodland whimsy to your holiday celebrations with a beautiful Bûche de Noël from Thierry Chocolates! This year, their enticing flavours include Chestnut, Blood Orange, Pecan Coconut Chocolate, Fromage Blanc and Chocolate Caramel Cadeaux. These adorable little Yule logs look like they were whipped up in an enchanted forest.
Theirry Chocolates, 1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver, $33.95 to 54.95
3. Wild Sweets
Wild SweetsThis is the ultimate chocolate lover’s option this season! Wrapped in layers of vibrant textures, this cake has a crispy and crunchy base featuring brownie cake, dark chocolate crème brûlée cream and dark chocolate vanilla bean ganache. The hand-painted decorations and chocolate ornaments on top make this Yule log a lovely centrepiece.
Wild Sweets, Unit 2145 - 12191 Hammersmith Way, Richmond, $23.99
4. Chez Christophe Chocolaterie and Patisserie
Chez ChristopheThis year’s Bûche de Noël collection from Chez Christophe includes fresh and tempting flavours. There’s the Slippery Slope—with matcha and lemon yuzu mousse—and Santa’s Coffee Break—with cappuccino mousse, cinnamon and chocolate. Be sure to preorder and pick up one of these lovely choices on either Saturday, December 23 or Sunday, December 24.
Chez Christophe Chocolaterie and Patisserie, 4712 East Hastings Street, Burnaby, $34.95
5. Temper Chocolate Pastry
Temper PastryThe Chestnut Yule log at Temper Pastry in West Vancouver is a must-try this season. It looks like snow-covered timber and features a hazelnut dacquoise, a kind of layer cake, with a chestnut mousse. Other flavours are Apple Caramel, with a cinnamon shortbread base, and Coffee with dark chocolate cream.
Temper Chocolate Pastry, 2409 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, $35
6. Cadeaux Bakery
Cadeaux BakeryIf a Yule log with a little kick is appealing, then these picks from Cadeaux Bakery are sure to please. Their chocolate cake has a Grand Marnier chocolate ganache, chocolate buttercream and candied orange zest. The lovely Rum and Eggnog Yule cake has a spiced sponge cake base with eggnog pastry cream and rum buttercream on top. Everyone will want to save room for dessert if they know these are on the menu.
Cadeaux Bakery, 172 Powell Street, Vancouver, $25
SoiretteCoal Harbour bakery Soirette brings us one fruity and one gluten-free option for gorgeous Yule logs this season. Their Raspberry and Matcha has a vanilla shortbread cookie base, raspberry vanilla cake and is topped with organic matcha and white chocolate mousse. Their gluten-free Chocolate Chestnut Yule log has a rich, flourless chocolate roulade filled with chestnut mousse, brandy-soaked braised pear and roasted chestnuts. These ornate choices will bring elegance to any holiday party this season.
Soirette, 1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver, $38
8. Mon Paris Pâtisserie
Mon Paris PâtisserieAt Burnaby's Mon Paris this season, pastry chef (and owner) Elena Krasnova introduces two incredible Yule logs to celebrate the eatery's first Noël: the North Pole features a hazelnut sponge cake topped with both dark chocolate and chestnut mousse while the Winter Cherry offers sweet lovers a delicate Japanese biscuit, cheery confit and white chocolate bark.