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Looking for a Profiterole Cake in Houston, TX

cmbdc May 10, 2010 08:57 AM

Does anyone know where I can get a profiterole cake in the Houston area? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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    WtotheN RE: cmbdc May 10, 2010 04:31 PM

    Do you mean a croquembouche? Don't know where to get one...Epicure Cafe on West Gray says they can do it, though the one time I went there the pastries were terrible. Might try Andres as well.

    West Gray Cafe
    415 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

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      texasredtop RE: WtotheN May 10, 2010 05:19 PM

      I love Andre's pastries and the prices there are reasonable. I think the Texas version of croquembouche is made with Shipley donut holes :-)

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        WtotheN RE: texasredtop May 11, 2010 09:19 AM

        That actually sounds really good! mmm....

        Would be perfect for a Texan / French wedding!

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      dexmat RE: cmbdc May 10, 2010 06:38 PM

      You might ask French Gourmet Bakery http://www.fgbakery.com/ or the French Riviera Bakery on Chimney Rock.

      Profiteroles are on the menu at Jeanine's Bistro and The Broken Spoke Cafe the two places that grew out of the collapse of Cafe Montrose after Ike. You also might talk to them.

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        onatrip RE: dexmat May 11, 2010 07:31 PM

        I don't know where to buy one but I'd love to know how it would be served. The ones I've seen on tv look like they are fairly well cemented together. What logistics go into the deconstruction? Thanks for satisfying my curiosity. :)

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          LeroyT RE: onatrip May 30, 2010 02:56 PM

          Often they are built around a metal cone. The difficulty in H-town is the humidity: poses a challenge to the strength of the caramel that usually holds it all together.

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        wonder_cat RE: cmbdc May 23, 2011 07:15 AM

        for anyone who is interested, I found a croquembouche at Epicure Cafe on W. Gray. I've had some good cakes there, so I'm quite hopeful this will be good...

        1. DaTulip RE: cmbdc May 23, 2011 09:50 PM

          LeMistral does them.

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