Found 30th Dec 2009
Hi...can anybody help? I am trying to find a croquembouche cone for my husband to make a French wedding cake for my son.
They are pretty expensive to buy so would rather hire. Most of the hire shops I have rang around Mansfield/Nottingham don't do them
If anybody can help that would be great, the wedding is not till the beginning of March so i'm not quite panicking yet!

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apparently you can use a traffic cone, well washed of course!! i won't look when you nick one:whistling:

Maybe E-bay? if you buy second hand, then use it, then sell it on afterwards.

You must post pictures afterwards, they look amazing!!

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brangelina;3898930

apparently you can use a traffic cone, well washed of course!! i won't … apparently you can use a traffic cone, well washed of course!! i won't look when you nick one:whistling:



We thought about that as well :whistling:

Are they profiteroles?

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Lulu'sMammy;3899021

Are they profiteroles?




Yes and gorgeous!!!

mikebike;3898974

Try this http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1801/croquembouche and this … Try this http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1801/croquembouche and this gives you the formula for the cone size http://www.kolumbus.fi/antti.lusila/models/laskekartio.htmlTry using a good quality card board and oil it well or cover in foil :thumbsup:



we did a medium size one (about 13" tall) for my mums 60th in Jan, used cardboard and greaseproof paper, trial and error plus a few slapped wrists from my brother as I kept scoffing the profits lol :oops:

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Think the cardboard plan might work or a trip over to France to see if we can pick one up cheaper than here
I still like the idea of a traffic cone...I need one small one for the kiddies croquembouche and one large for the traditional.

my mum can't eat choc so my brother filled the profits with lemon cream and dipped with caramel sauce.....yummy

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choc1969;3899333

my mum can't eat choc so my brother filled the profits with lemon cream … my mum can't eat choc so my brother filled the profits with lemon cream and dipped with caramel sauce.....yummy



The traditional one I had for my wedding was filled with creme patissiere and cognac then put together with caramel and nougatine...then we had a small one for the kiddies that was covered with chocolate sauce and loads of tiny marshmallows :w00t: We did have a traditional fruit wedding cake as well....but it didn't get touched :roll: I wonder why :whistling:

wendy56;3899590

The traditional one I had for my wedding was filled with creme patissiere … The traditional one I had for my wedding was filled with creme patissiere and cognac then put together with caramel and nougatine...then we had a small one for the kiddies that was covered with chocolate sauce and loads of tiny marshmallows :w00t: We did have a traditional fruit wedding cake as well....but it didn't get touched :roll: I wonder why :whistling:



that sounds gorgeous :-D........I am not a fan of fruit cake so another idea for me if I ever get married, you'll have to show us a pic when done so that we can salivate :thumbsup:

choc1969;3899615

that sounds gorgeous :-D........I am not a fan of fruit cake so another … that sounds gorgeous :-D........I am not a fan of fruit cake so another idea for me if I ever get married, you'll have to show us a pic when done so that we can salivate :thumbsup:


Or just invite us to the reception, to sample it ourselves!

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Lulu'sMammy;3899671

Or just invite us to the reception, to sample it ourselves!




There is somebody on here who will be sampling and i'm sure some of you will know her :roll: my sister 'bitseylango' :w00t:

wendy56;3899756

There is somebody on here who will be sampling and i'm sure some of you … There is somebody on here who will be sampling and i'm sure some of you will know her :roll: my sister 'bitseylango' :w00t:


Shes lovely she loves me, so would allow me to come

wendy56;3899756

There is somebody on here who will be sampling and i'm sure some of you … There is somebody on here who will be sampling and i'm sure some of you will know her :roll: my sister 'bitseylango' :w00t:



off to hunt down Bits for an invite or doggy bag :whistling:

My OH french family are over at the mo and we are seeing them tomorrow. I will see what they come up with.

omg my Oh telling me that they built a boat out of them for his sons christeninig and traditionally the french fill 3 of them with mustard!! so someone has a mustard filled one! i think i would pass on that tradition.

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pcnutta;3900037

omg my Oh telling me that they built a boat out of them for his sons … omg my Oh telling me that they built a boat out of them for his sons christeninig and traditionally the french fill 3 of them with mustard!! so someone has a mustard filled one! i think i would pass on that tradition.



My hubby is shocked :-D hes a French chef and has never heard of that one!!!

you still going on about that crocken thingy sis?

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/jonesg_photos/Food/croquembouche.jpg

wendy56;3899590

The traditional one I had for my wedding was filled with creme patissiere … The traditional one I had for my wedding was filled with creme patissiere and cognac then put together with caramel and nougatine...then we had a small one for the kiddies that was covered with chocolate sauce and loads of tiny marshmallows :w00t: We did have a traditional fruit wedding cake as well....but it didn't get touched :roll: I wonder why :whistling:



MMmmmm!!!!:p:p

brangelina;3900608

MMmmmm!!!!:p:p



it was yummy! looking forward to this wedding so I can sample some more :-D

wendy56;3900172

My hubby is shocked :-D hes a French chef and has never heard of that … My hubby is shocked :-D hes a French chef and has never heard of that one!!!



Im marrying a french man and he told me that. At his cousins wedding last yr he had the mustard one! ( planned i think though as his uncle ( french) is a baker and made the cake! classic!

heres is the finished item........just before I helped polish it off

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd316/bitseylango/leeandleanne002.jpg

My goodness me!!:thumbsup: That is tremendous
Hope you all had a lovely day ( none of that pole-dancing drunken aunt stuff Bitsey) and no mustard ones.:-D

chesso;4582909

My goodness me!!:thumbsup: That is tremendousHope you all had a lovely … My goodness me!!:thumbsup: That is tremendousHope you all had a lovely day ( none of that pole-dancing drunken aunt stuff Bitsey) and no mustard ones.:-D



too many relatives there to get up to my usual shennanigans! was a beautiful day with the sun shining the whole time, the food was prepared by my fantastic brother-in-law and was delicious!

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