How to Make a Croquembouche

A classic wedding, birthday and festive or holiday season dessert, the croquembouche is a work of art to behold. As with a work of art, it also requires a considerable amount of effort to make and put together, but the effort is well worth the delight of those consuming it. Be aware that you will need to have made the choux puffs and the vanilla cream prior to making the croquembouche; these can be made a day ahead, as needed, but do not fill the puffs until you are ready to assemble and serve the croquembouche. Time is of the essence with this decadent creation.