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How to Make a Croquembouche with Video & Step-by-Step Guide

An impressive Croquembouche recipe (profiterole tower) that is certainly a showstopper, but made simple with my step-by-step guide!

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Hi Bold Bakers!

I’ve received a lot of requests for an easy Croquembouche recipe. Croquembouche (or croque-en-bouche) is a sweet, creamy, crunchy tower of cream puffs (profiteroles) that will certainly add a wow factor to your holiday gatherings! I’ve created a complete step-by-step guide for you – it’s easier to make than it looks! Download the PDF and enjoy. Be sure to sign up for my Bigger Bolder Baking newsletter for my latest recipes, tips, and bonuses just like this one. Happy Holidays!

Download the Full Croquembouche Recipe & Step-By-Step Guide Here!

Easily make cream puffs (profiteroles) stuffed with cream and topped with caramelized sugar

Profiteroles covered in sticky caramel

Stack your cream puffs into a croquembouche tower

A Croquembouche Tower of profiteroles on a silver tray.

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Nadia
Nadia
19 days ago

Hi Gemma,

I want to make it for my daughter’s birthday next Wednesday. What are the make ahead
instructions? Will they get soggy if I make it on Tuesday? Can you please guide me..

Lucas
Lucas
28 days ago

Are these basically creampuffs or does the custard filling make a difference?

Betelihem Matiwos
Betelihem Matiwos
1 month ago

Hi Gemma, I can not find cream of tartar in my area. So can I use a lemon or lime juice? If so what will be the measurement in the recipe? Thank you for sharing your recipe. It works absolutely fantastic for me. Merry Christmas☃️🌲

Carole
Carole
1 month ago

Tres jolie! My favorite! My son wanted that old fashion cake for his wedding, thank you for sharing how to make it, love you and your recipes! You are the best! Joyeux Noël 🎄🎁

Kirsten Ball
Kirsten Ball
1 month ago

Hi Gemma can I use vanilla extract instead of vanilla bean paste in this recipe?

Carmen
Carmen
1 month ago

In the pdf, the creme patisserie & the choux pastry both are the same exact ingredients
The choux pastry ingredients are wrong
Thanks for all the lovely recipes

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.

 

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