Thursday, May 27, 2010

Croquemboche

This one is in honor of the three soon to be married girls in our lives. Married life is comforting and confounding.

We hope every happiness and joy to all of you for so many years to come that we all lose count. And, we promise not to embarrass you at your weddings—after that all bets are off.

We made a few small regular ones with caramel cream and chocolate hearts. And then we made one very tiny chocolate one (1.25 inches tall) for Belle's dollhouse .






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( The May 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Cat of Little Miss Cupcake. Cat challenged everyone to make a piece montée, or croquembouche, based on recipes from Peter Kump’s Baking School in Manhattan and Nick Malgieri. )

43 comments:

Löu said...

The small one is so cute.
Nice idea ! Congrat's <3

Julie M. said...

I love the dollhouse one! That looks like it might have been a bit painstaking. The real croquembouche looks delicious! Nice work.

Peter M said...

This is the first time I'll say this but this IS too good to eat. A pity to break this apart. A beautiful centerpiece.

Wic said...

they all look delicious even the tiny one. I love what you did with this months challenge.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aww how gorgeous and the heart motif is just divine! :D

Poires au Chocolat said...

How gorgeous! The tiny one is adorable - that must have been very fiddly to put together.

Renata said...

I've always liked to collect miniatures when I was a child and I'm still thrilled by them, but never seen an edible one! Very creative! And the smaller than regular one is so cute with all the pearls and mini flowers.

Becca said...

This has got to be the most adorable version I've seen! Nice job on the challenge.

Kate. said...

mmm, very beautiful. i am running behind on mine. the big one looks like it has googly eyes on it! :)

Kate. said...

so beautiful! the bigger one looks like it has googly eyes on it. :)

Cookbook said...

So pretty! The dollhouse one is particularly adorable!

Jennifurla said...

How adorable

Jacqueline said...

Just gorgeos and I llove the little doll's one, very clever :)

Basht said...

so completely beautiful! the dollhouse one is so cute! wonderful idea

strawberriesinparis said...

genius!!! Love all the cute decorations and the dolly size one too.

zita said...

Aww..so pretty, the tiny one is just so adorable :)

Paula - bell'alimento said...

So precious! I'm in love with belle's personal doll house croquembouche ; )

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very well done! I particularly love the dollhouse version. So cute!

Cheers,

Rosa

outoftheoven said...

Your presentation is so lovely, and that mini one cracks me up! Great job on the challenge!

Stephcookie said...

Just wanted to say, I think the teeny tiny croquembouche is ridiculously cute, great work! How did you make them so tiny?

Mary said...

They all look wonderful, and nothing could be more perfect for the upcoming weddings!

Ruth H. said...

Beautiful! Both the croquembouche and the little muncher helping you out! That dollhouse sized croquembouche is unbelieveable. What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing!

shelley c. said...

Oh my gosh, I am so happy my daughter is in bed when I saw that, or else I'd be making a dollhouse croquembouche right about now... :) Awesome work on the full size and mini one!

Namratha said...

The dollhouse takes first place, its so cute! :) Must have been a bigger challenge assembling that one than the regular sized ones.

fulltimefoodie said...

Yours is adorable!!! I love the pearls and the heart on top!! I don't think I could ever bring myself to eat those adorable little pearls and flowers though.

fulltimefoodie said...

Yours is adorable!!! I love the pearls and the heart on top!! I don't think I could ever bring myself to eat those adorable little pearls and flowers though.

Joanne said...

congrats to all of the almost-newlyweds! If you want to bake me one of these for my wedding, I would NOT say no. That little dollhouse version is too cute!

ap269 said...

The tiny one is supercute! What a creative idea!

sunita said...

The one for the doll house has captured my heart; simply adorable. You've done such a great job.

Anita said...

It's so cute! The heart on top really adds to the decoration.

MeetaK said...

simply adorable! love it! and the little cute decorations are perfect!

bellini valli said...

This is stunning. The DB's have done it again.

Johanna GGG said...

mmm I'd love to live in belle's doll's house

Baking Addict said...

Such beautiful creations! Love the mini one.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Your croquembouche is absolutely stunning! I love the heart on top!

Susan/Wild Yeast said...

They are all sweet and lovely but the dollhouse one is just the sweetest thing I have ever seen!

angela@spinachtiger said...

Wow you are on a roll with making really fantastic recipes lately.

TS of eatingclub vancouver said...

I must echo everyone else here. Nice! And I must say, what patience to do the miniature version!

UFRV said...

So sweet, and the small one is so cute! :-) Great challenge!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Beautifully done!!

bed frame said...

This is beautiful! You became so creative with your presentation. It is something I wish I have.

anchan said...

Goodness, your creations are so pretty - I'm very impressed! And your photos are wonderful!

Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

The look totally incredible!!!