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Old 02-26-2008, 09:49 PM
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:34 AM
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I think this looks gorgeous...and tasty!

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Old 02-27-2008, 01:40 AM
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This was the cake at one of my favorite weddings:



Here's the description from Martha Stewart:
"This towering confection is the traditional wedding cake of France. The name croquembouche, which means "crunch in the mouth," refers to the hard caramel that coats delicate puffs of pate a choux filled with vanilla cream. The top tier rests on an edible nougatine base, made of caramel and crushed almonds. The roses and ribbons are pastillage, a sugar paste that dries with a porcelain-like finish; the giant swirls are pulled sugar."
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:47 AM
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This was our wedding cake. It was just vanilla with butter cream icing...obviously topped with strawberries! Yum!

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Old 02-27-2008, 11:04 AM
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I couldn't resist...



Ok, seriously though, some inspirations for my wedding cake, colors will be chocolate brown, shades of green and accented with pale pinks and maybe lavendar, early botanical theme:





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Maybe something like this? (I love cymbidium orchids but I'm unsure how to incorporate them into our theme since they're so bright):

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Old 02-27-2008, 01:35 PM
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This was the cake at one of my favorite weddings:



Here's the description from Martha Stewart:
"This towering confection is the traditional wedding cake of France. The name croquembouche, which means "crunch in the mouth," refers to the hard caramel that coats delicate puffs of pate a choux filled with vanilla cream. The top tier rests on an edible nougatine base, made of caramel and crushed almonds. The roses and ribbons are pastillage, a sugar paste that dries with a porcelain-like finish; the giant swirls are pulled sugar."

How in the heck did they cut that!? I picture it just falling over once any attempt was made to move it
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How in the heck did they cut that!? I picture it just falling over once any attempt was made to move it
I think it's more like Jenga - whoever takes a cupcake out that causes it to topple has to eat the rest of the cupcakes left.
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I think it's more like Jenga - whoever takes a cupcake out that causes it to topple has to eat the rest of the cupcakes left.
Seriously! I guess "cut" isn't the appropriate word but but you got my point.
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My cousin and his new wife. Had a gorgoues cake. It was so delicious too. I also love my cousin's groom cake!





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I'm pretty sure you're just supposed to take them off of the tower, like picking pastry fruit off of a tree (sorry for the reference, I'm high on caffeine and it seems to make sense to me).
Yes, you just take it apart from the top. Croquembouche is not a cake as we picture them; they're little caramelized pastry balls, which you then drizzle chocolate sauce, caramel, or frut over. My friend chose this as her wedding "cake" because it's what her parents had at their wedding. It was a site to see! Actually, theirs did not have the two tiers - it was just a tall pyramid about 6 feet tall! Oh, and it was SO GOOD.

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DH and I had a four-tiered cake with staggered tiers. The concept is this:



except the tiers were different sizes.

The bottom tier was chocolate, and the second-to-bottom tier was white. Those were the two tiers served at the reception. We got the top two tiers to take home. The top tier was supposed to be chocolate, and the second-to-top tier was supposed to be swirl, but they were backwards, so we got a bit of a surprise when we cut into our top tier on our first anniversary and found swirl.

I'll see if I can find a good picture to scan in.

I was adamant that I did NOT want the standard one-tier-on-top-of-the-next, buttercream and fondant, whiter-than-white wedding cake. I was also adamant that if there was going to be a cool groom's cake designed around DH's tastes, that there would be an equally cool bride's cake designed around my tastes. But we didn't have a lot of guests, so we just went with the one cake.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:05 PM
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Yes, you just take it apart from the top. Croquembouche is not a cake as we picture them; they're little caramelized pastry balls, which you then drizzle chocolate sauce, caramel, or frut over. My friend chose this as her wedding "cake" because it's what her parents had at their wedding. It was a site to see! Actually, theirs did not have the two tiers - it was just a tall pyramid about 6 feet tall! Oh, and it was SO GOOD.
I love Croquembouche!
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:30 PM
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I've heard of some couples doing cheesecake for their weddings lately. Anyone here do something other than cake like cheesecake, pie, etc?
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:34 PM
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I've heard of some couples doing cheesecake for their weddings lately. Anyone here do something other than cake like cheesecake, pie, etc?
A friend of mine served apple pie.
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