How to stack a profiterole cake

Written by julie vickers | 13/05/2017
How to stack a profiterole cake
Profiteroles can be stacked on a tray to make an impressive-sized cake. (Getty Thinkstock)

Profiteroles are golf-ball-sized, choux pastry cakes that are filled with whipped cream and topped with a sweet sauce, such as a melted chocolate or caramel sauce. Once you have made a batch of profiteroles, you might wish to display them for your guests to admire before they tuck in. A profiterole tower or stack can quickly transform your bite-sized, pastry treats into an impressive centrepiece.

Dip a cream-filled profiterole into caramel sauce and then place it with its sauce side downwards onto the centre of a large round cake stand. Continue to dip profiteroles into the sauce and to place them sauce-side downwards onto the base of the cake stand until it is covered with a layer of profiteroles to within about 2.5cm (1 inch) of its circumference.

Form a second layer of profiteroles on top of the base layer of profiteroles by dipping them in the sauce and placing them onto the cake stand as described in step 1. Cut strawberries in half, dip them into the sauce and space them out over the second layer of profiteroles.

Continue to build the tower by dipping profiteroles and halved strawberries into the sauce and placing them in circular layers onto the cake stand. Each layer should have a slightly smaller circumference than the one underneath it to ensure stability of the tower and to create a "pyramid" effect. The tower is complete when there are only one or two profiteroles at its peak. Drizzle melted white chocolate and caramel sauce over the stacked profiteroles immediately before serving.

Things you need

  • Profiteroles
  • Caramel sauce
  • Cake stand
  • Knife
  • Strawberries
  • Spoon
  • White chocolate

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