Croquembouches are the traditional French wedding cake and remain a popular alternative to a tiered fondant- or buttercream-iced wedding cake for contemporary Australian weddings. And I’d say with good reason. After all, what’s not to love about a tower of profiteroles made from choux pastry, filled with continental custard, vanilla custard, and chocolate mousse, and topped with a light drizzle of chocolate?! Below are three of my recent croquembouche towers…let’s take a look!
Noosa wedding croquembouche
Vanilla custard filled the beautiful golden-brown profiteroles which made up this croquembouche tower for a recent wedding reception held at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas. White chocolate was drizzled lightly over the top of the tower, with white piped roses and rosebuds dotted around for extra decoration. Small gold bows were placed around the tower as a finishing touch and to complement the gold baseboard.
Eumundi wedding& 60th birthday celebration croquembouche
A gluten free croquembouche was called for to help celebrate a surprise wedding AND the groom’s 60th birthday in one, held on a private property in Eumundi earlier this year! 60 profiteroles were used in the construction of the tower. Half were filled with continental custard, and the other half with chocolate mousse – all entirely gluten free, of course! To finish off the look, I added a light drizzle of dark chocolate over the tower, and placed a few piped roses around the profiteroles to add a bit of colour and interest.
Castaways Beach wedding croquembouche
With the main wedding cake already organised and on display, the groom at this wedding was not expecting to be presented with his favourite dessert – a special surprise from his loving bride. This mini croquembouche was made just for one (or perhaps two) to enjoy! Continental custard was made for the filling of each profiterole, with a drizzle of milk chocolate, and blue piped roses to finish. I was honoured to attend this wedding personally and what a treat it was to see the groom’s face light up with joy and then love for his beautiful bride and her sweet gesture on their special day.
Now, don’t get me wrong – I’m a huge fan of cake. But like many others, I myself do enjoy a good profiterole every now and then. Croquembouches make a delicious alternative to cake, and are always a talking point at any celebration!
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