One of the most skilled jobs for any patissiere is a croquembouche. In France many occasions are celebrated with this, and it is often used as a wedding cake. We also provide croquembouche for christenings, first communions and birthday cakes.


What is a Croquembouche?

A croquembouche or croque en bouche is a tower of choux buns filled with patisserie cream and dipped in caramel. Each bun is then built into a tower stuck with a little more caramel. The name croque en bouche translates into ‘crack in the mouth’. The texture of the crisp caramel, followed by the soft cream is what makes this cake so special. The cream can then be flavoured to add a little something extra. Flavours include

  • Vanilla
  • Lemon
  • Chocolate
  • Praline
  • Cointreau

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Why choose Le Papillon for your Croquembouche?

Le Papillon Cakes has been a leading London and Surrey croquembouche provider for over fifteen years. Our methods have stayed true and we still make them the same way. Our chou pastry is made with real dairy butter, and our nougatine base will add real tradition to your cake.


Can I have it as dessert?

Having your wedding cake as dessert is becoming more and more popular. A croquembouche is a perfect option for a dessert wedding cake. We can also supply a sauce to serve with your choice, we recommend a raspberry coulis or rich chocolate sauce.