Then I unrolled the cake and
As I rolled it back up, it cracked here and there. Years ago I freaked out when I had this happen making one of these things, but this time I just pretty much expected it. The whole thing's holding together pretty well as it is, and once encased in ganache/frosting, it should HOPEFULLY be more stable! The cracking just adds to the "naturalness" of the log.
Now the log's chillin' to firm up. Taking longer than the one hour the recipe recommended, but that's ok. Time for dinner now... Will post more once the thing's complete!