Definitions

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  • n. A French dessert made by piling profiteroles and other sweets in a tall shape, then pouring caramel over them to hold them in place.

Etymologies

From French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Not that he's slacking—one night last semester Mr. Merle presented his house with a 2 1/2-foot tall tower of creampuffs dipped in caramel sugar called a croquembouche for dessert.

    Dude, Those Candied Walnuts Go Great at a Kegger

  • A quick note - a croquembouche is a tower of profiteroles AKA cream puffs held together with caramel and then decorated with spun sugar.

    Merci!

  • But I do know that a croquembouche is a um... conglomerate baked good balls of cake or fruit clued together with chocolate or icing.

    And Now, MORE Weird Wedding Cakes

  • Some years back my mum discovered a recipe for the Italian style custard you make to fill profiteroles, to make a croquembouche, which is her signature cake-making item.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • That picture is a beautiful and artistic example of a "croquembouche".

    Merci!

  • Now, I have no idea what a "croquembouche" is, but from looking at the photo...

    And Now, MORE Weird Wedding Cakes

  • The croquembouche is the French traditional wedding dessert and literally means "crush in mouth" (Thanks Vivian!) 4) They decided where to spend their money and stuck with it!

    Always A Blogsmaid

  • She had her 21st birthday cake, a vast croquembouche, ordered from Fitzbillies and, like Stephen Fry she knew the place as a 90-year-old Cambridge institution, a Grade II listed art deco frontage on a tea shop and bakery that prided itself on selling generations of students the world's stickiest Chelsea buns.

    Saving Fitzbillies: Tim Hayward's life-changing year

  • Otherwise it's just plain old rack of lamb or souffles or croquembouche.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The last wedding cake we made was a croquembouche, the traditional french wedding cake.

    The exam is finally over.....

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