As a wedding planning company, we have seen many weddings that incorporate styles and themes of various types over the years. However, we got really excited when one of our newest clients requested a croquembouche style cake for her wedding day.

Having seen almost every cake style possible, this one truly caught us by surprise and we were googling the fun French word in seconds. Scrolling through tons of gorgeous photos, we were absolutely taken with the unique style, the history, and the all around beauty of the croquembouche wedding cake. Traditionally the cake of French aristocrats and royalty, this delicious and stunning design gained widespread popularity throughout the country after a famous chef started creating designs for the locals, especially for big events like weddings, baptisms, etc. Created using various pastries, such as profiteroles (choux puffs) or macaroons, that are stacked and wrapped with caramel, ribbons of spun sugar, hazelnuts, almonds, chocolate, etc., this unique design is a great way to add a alternative look to your wedding day confection table. Although it is currently not as common or as popular as the traditional wedding cake, we hope that this modern luxury-meets-historical-French-flair design makes a big splash in 2014. So, without further ado, here’s to croquembouche wedding cakes and a brand new year of weddings! Feast your eyes on pretty!

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Croquembouche Wedding Cake

Love the addition of flowers to this look! It gives it a sweet whimsical feeling, don’t you think?

Croquembouche Wedding Cake

Croquembouche Wedding Cake

Croquembouche Wedding Cake

This style incorporates the traditional look of spun sugar and makes for the perfect accent to the overall look.

Croquembouche Wedding Cake

Croquembouche Wedding Cake

The variation from pastries to macaroons really makes this style pop! We can’t wait to suggest this style to our macaroon loving brides!

Croquembouche Wedding Cake

Croquembouche Wedding Cake

What do you think? Is a croquembouche wedding cake just the sweet detail you’ve been looking for? Let us know and we’ll help you find the perfect style for you!

~Blog contributed by Audra Jones

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