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French wedding stalwart

Croquembouche wedding cake

The croquembouche (‘crunch in the mouth’) is a traditional pastry tower served at French weddings; some call it a pièce montée.

It’s made of chouquettes filled with chocolate or other cream, held together in a cone by threads of caramel that form a kind of net, decorated with pearl sugar, sprinkles, flowers and ribbons.

The more people you invite to the wedding, the taller the croquembouche!


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Eric Baker