A common holiday pastry is the Bûche De Nöel, also known as the French Yule Log.
News 5 caught up with Britt-Marie Culey, owner of Coquette Patisserie located in University Heights at 11607 Euclid Avenue, just in the middle of the holiday rush.
In addition to learning how to make our own Yule Log, we had the chance to ask her five questions:
Q: How did you get your start?
I went to school in Oregon at the Le Cordon Blue program, and then I went to France and worked at a French pastry shop.
Q: How long have you been working with pastries?
Well I went to culinary school from 2001-2002, and upon graduation, I got a job at a pastry shop in Portland, so 2002?
Q: What's your favorite thing to make?
I love making mousses, I love working with the texture and you can really do anything with it.
Q: What's your best seller?
Pastry wise? Probably the Chocolate Triumph, which is a chocolate mousse based cake.
Q: How did you come up with the idea for a pastry shop like Coquette?
Sean and I saw some different pastry-like bar things around the world when we've traveled and such, and in the states, and Cleveland didn't have anything of the sort at the time. And we knew we were going to need to supplement the pastry sales with something that's a little higher margin, so that's why we decided to add alcohol sales to that. And now we're adding a whole savory line, so it's becoming a little cafe of sorts.
Coquette Patisserie is located at 11607 Euclid Avenue, open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to Midnight and Sundays, noon to 7 p.m. To find out more about their holiday specials, visit their website.