Dessert is a subject I'm more interested in. The famous "bûche de Noël" is a cake shaped like a log and usually made by rolling up a sheet cake with a filling inside. Often covered with a butter frosting;
The "galette des Rois", or Kings' cake is filled with applesauce or an almond paste. The person who gets the little ceramic figurine in his piece is the "king" and gets to wear the crown.
Look who I found in my shopping cart! Perched on the cat litter boxes!
Happy eating!PS: I'll be eating in the US this Christmas, by the way, and couldn't be happier!