I recently stopped by Wilton's flagship retail store in Darien, Ill., to observe a class on making a croquembouche. A croquembouche originally was a French wedding cake made of cream puffs "glued" together with caramel in a pyramid shape. Today, every ethnic cuisine features this dessert.
Instructor Lorena Hernandez offered tips for making this seemingly daunting confection a snap. If you follow her simple instructions, you'll be making these for all your holiday parties. I know I will.
You still have time to enroll in a holiday class or gift someone with a class in 2011! Here is the schedule of upcoming Wilton classes.
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