Croquembouche Wedding Cakes

Croquembouche cakes Croquembouche Wedding Cakes{Photos: Left: Gourmet Traveller, Right: Martha Stewart Weddings}

Ahh the French wedding cake – the croquembouche – delish!  But what is it?  If you’re planning a destination wedding in France then consider serving up their traditional wedding dessert – this tower of puff pastries perfect for a dessert bar!  A croquembouche is a tower of stacked (in a cone shape) profiteroles filled with creme.  Ummmmm.  Caramelized sugar or caramel holds the tower together and makes a crunchy element to the pastry creation.  Fill it with chocolate, cover in and dip the profiteroles in chocolate, stick lavender sprigs inside and around the puffs, serve it individual or as part of a larger dessert sampling – there are many options to serving up this sweet treat.  And if you still love that traditional American wedding cake (easier to cut into for a photo op), then serve them both!  There are no rules when it comes to the desserts you love and share with your guests!

Croquembouche Croquembouche Wedding Cakes{Photos: Top Left: La Cerise, Top Right: Martha Stewart Weddings, Middle Left: Karen Mordechai via Grey Likes Weddings, Middle Right: Southern Weddings, Bottom Left: Sprinkle Bakes, Bottom Right: Martha Stewart Weddings}

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    This is so cool, we just did a piece about the tradition of tiered wedding cakes and we featured the croquembouche as part of their history. Did you know the french chef who created croquembouche got his idea from watching wedding guests pile sweet bread on top of one another to have the bride and groom kiss over it? If they successfully kissed over the tower and it didn’t fall then it was said to be good luck.

    I love this post and the idea of having a croquembouche instead of a wedding cake!