Two from Christmas/Hannukah:
My first buche. Buche aux Marrons. Jaconde sponge rolled with chestnut creme mousseline and topped with a chestnut chantilly:
Not a great pic, but it's the only one I have. For Christmas dinner with a bunch of friends from France. They were so concerned that my buche wouldn't be good enough that they bought two from Maison Kayser. The verdict was that mine was "hands down" better than mr. fancypants.
I also made this Lisbon chocolate cake. I did a lousy job adding the scoring to the top, but I'll blame the three-year old trying to grab a handful of cake. (You can see where he succeeded. I cut off one of his fingers as punishment.)
I don't like making chocolate stuff. It lacks subtley. This was a brownie-like base, with a thin layer of dark chocolate ganache and topped with a dark chocolate mouse. Much too rich for me. (Edit: The mouse was pureed and folded into the mousse.)
It was a hit. One person said it was the best chocolate cake she ever had.