"Bûche de Nöel" is the classic cake for Christmas in France. Traditionally it is made of sponge cake, covered with a chocolate butter cream, rolled into a log, and then frosted again. It is decorated with meringue mushroom, and small objects like Santa Claus, Christmas trees and chocolates. It looks like a fancy log ready for the fire. At Christmas, all the patisseries have their windows filled bûches, from very classic (like in the bottom picture) to a more elaborate and fancy presentation (like on the top picture). In the modern versions the butter cream has been replaced with a lighter mousse, macaroon shells are added to the decor, and they offer exotic flavors like passion fruit for adventurous consumers.