Majestic Croquembouche Tower


Embark on a spectacular culinary journey with our Majestic Croquembouche Tower, a stunning centerpiece of French patisserie. This impressive creation is composed of profiteroles (cream puffs), meticulously assembled into a towering cone and bound together with golden caramel. Each profiterole is a bite of bliss, filled with luscious cream and coated in a delicate caramel web. Ideal for weddings, celebrations, or as an extravagant dessert, the Croquembouche is a symbol of elegance and culinary excellence.

Majestic Croquembouche Tower

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 2 hours
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Assembly Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 4 hours

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields: 1 Croquembouche tower (approx. 50 profiteroles)
  • Serving Size: 1 profiterole

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 100 kcal
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Sugar: 5 g


  • For the Profiteroles:
    • Water: 240 ml (8 oz)
    • Unsalted Butter: 115 g (4 oz)
    • All-Purpose Flour: 140 g (5 oz)
    • Eggs: 4
  • For the Filling:
    • Pastry Cream or Whipped Cream
  • For the Caramel:
    • Granulated Sugar: 300 g (10.5 oz)
    • Water: 60 ml (2 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. Make choux pastry dough, pipe into small rounds, and bake until puffed and golden.
  3. Fill each profiterole with pastry cream or whipped cream.
  4. Cook sugar and water to make caramel.
  5. Dip each profiterole in caramel and assemble into a cone shape, using the caramel as glue.
  6. Drizzle the tower with remaining caramel to create fine threads.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Keep the profiteroles crisp by not filling them too far in advance.
  • Be cautious when working with hot caramel to avoid burns.
  • Use a styrofoam cone as a base for easier assembly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make a Croquembouche in advance?

Assemble the tower on the day of serving for best texture.

How should I store the Croquembouche?

Store in a cool, dry place; refrigeration can soften the caramel.

Can I use different fillings?

Absolutely! Try chocolate mousse or fruit-flavored cream for variations.