My daughter is doing a school project on Christmas in France and wants to bring in a bouche de noel for her 6th grade class. I thought it might be a fun mother-daughter project but now I'm afraid I've bitten off more than I can chew. I havne't done much with meringue and am worried about making all those little mushrooms. I may be able to buy some of them from a local French bakery. Does anyone out there have a recipe for an easy bouche de noel? It doesn't have to be gourmet since they are only 6th graders but I do want to make the cake, frosting and filling from scratch. How about the mushrooms? Should I tackle them myself or just try to buy them? Merci.