The February 2011 Daring Bakers challenge was panna cotta and oatmeal florentine cookies. I made a simple presentation with maple-balsamic caramel, an apple pie panna cotta, and a German chocolate panna cotta cake with yogurt.
The August 2009 Daring Bakers challenge featured a classic Viennese pastry, the Dobos Torte, in which five thin layers of sponge are stacked with chocolate buttercream and topped with a decorative caramel-glazed cake layer.
The December 2007 Daring Bakers challenge featured a traditional yule log, or buche de noel, which is decorated to emulate an actual log. My version used a chocolate genoise, and chestnut and dark chocolate buttercreams.