I agree with HollyMcA. I don't mind the labor if the end result is superior to the simpler recipes. I found the cake too thick and difficult to roll (mine cracked as I let it cool too long), I would've used the flourless cake recipe I found elsewhere had I known. I over-whipped the ganache, it should be left a little runny so you can do a design. The filling was a little runny, next time I'll use Julia Child's mousse recipe... Tasted great though, just didn't look as nice as the picture.
Martha Stewart Member
This recipe was very labor and time intensive. It got good reviews from my family, but I thought it was too sweet. The caramel cream was very good, but the cake was too moist. I didn't attempt the fondant since I've only ever used it once. In my opinion, there are other good recipes out there that that are less work. At least now I can say I've tried making a yule log once in my life.