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#1 Blackie

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:55 PM

We are having an afternoon tea for 250 guests after our wedding, and an evening reception for 150. We have the idea of lovely little cakes etc, but would love a crochembouche to take centre stage. BUT, I can't find anyone in Melbourne who will make one. Does anyone have any ideas. The wedding will be in Caulfield in Feb '13.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:45 PM


I'm not in Melbourne sorry so can't really recommend anywhere in particular, but have you had a look at any french patisseries?

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:31 AM

Try Brunetti!

We had a croquembouche for our wedding, and our venue organised it, but they just booked Brunetti's to do it, and I know other people who have got theirs from there too.

For that number of guests, you might find that they might need to do two, or to just have a second lot of balls that aren't on the cake, ready to serve out on plates. Also, we got a profiterole cake for our son's birthday from there, and it turns out one serve was 3 balls each which was a HUGE serve, and no one had that many so we ate profiteroles for a week and froze them and gave them away biggrin.gif

If you only had 2 each you'd need one 2/3 the size they'd recommend wink.gif
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:08 PM

QUOTE(squeaza @ Jul 11 2012, 12:31 AM) View Post

Try Brunetti!

We had a croquembouche for our wedding, and our venue organised it, but they just booked Brunetti's to do it, and I know other people who have got theirs from there too.

For that number of guests, you might find that they might need to do two, or to just have a second lot of balls that aren't on the cake, ready to serve out on plates. Also, we got a profiterole cake for our son's birthday from there, and it turns out one serve was 3 balls each which was a HUGE serve, and no one had that many so we ate profiteroles for a week and froze them and gave them away biggrin.gif

If you only had 2 each you'd need one 2/3 the size they'd recommend wink.gif



Thanks so much Squeaza. I had looked at many patisseries, but none of them 'came good'. But I've checked out Brunetti's website and they look great. I didn't plan to have enough crochembouches for everyone, but I love your idea of having others just sitting around it, thanks for that. Also, we were thinking of having homemade lemonade as the main drink. What do you folk think? The groom (my son) is a farmer's son, so we'd like to give the occasion a little of a country feel too. Any other ideas?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:36 AM

It was a few years ago, but we had ours made at one of the cake shops in Oakleigh.mi think it was in Portman St?

I ended up just going into a few places and asking if they did them!
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