Ben was being difficult choosing a birthday cake. He didn't want one. We finally compromised on a caramel popcorn tower or croquenbouche.
The croquenbouche from recent Masterchef fame were made of profriteroles or macaroons. The name actually comes from the French words croque en bouche meaning 'crunch in the mouth'. I think this fits the name quite nicely.
I used this basic recipe from Taste for caramel popcorn minus the pecans
- 125g butter, chopped
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
We started on an extra large glass platter and built from there.
One second and one karate chop later while I turned to put the camera down...
Lucky there is a lot of family to munch through it all and I think the kids will be taking some for recess tomorrow.