Do you know the name of French wedding cake which becomes the trademark in that country? Yes, it is Croquembouche. It becomes the compulsory element in almost every French wedding. Croquembouche is first emerged in the middle age or bourjouis era, when King Louis was ruling this Land. In fact, this cake remain exists until nowadays as the symbol of glorious, fancy, and big wedding.
Croquembouche name itself is taken from the words’ Croque en bouche “which means crisp in the mouth. This name comes up as people find it very crispy when they eat layer of caramel that coats entire body of this French wedding cake.
While Croquembouche is considered as “cake”, in fact, this is actually an arrangement of many eclairs pastry filled with crème patissiere, and as mentioned before, covered in caramel crusts. The arrangement itself shaped like a pyramid or triangle tower. However, this French wedding cake still uses “real cake” base, made of nougatine and other common batter-compositions such as egg and flour.