Since my DH does not like cinnamon I did not use cinnamon but did put extra vanilla.
This was not difficult but allot of work. It took over most of my afternoon. I did this Buche de Noel in one go. I think that I took the cake too quickly out of the oven it looked raw when I rolled it up as you can see in this photo:
If you know of another reason why it turned out like this then please let me know so I will do a better job next time.
The filling was butter and cream cheese, The cheese was not the best of quality since when I mixed these two ingredients together the filling curdled all up.
I did the whole frosting and had a lot left over half the recipe would have been just fine.
I put all the pecans as decoration since my mom does not like nuts so she could just take them off.
I did not have any problems rolling the cake and the frosting is very forgiving.
Over all a very good cake not difficult but time consuming. Would like to make it again but more traditional.