I then texted this picture to her and called her in a panic. Her Cakeball Tower looked like a pile of poo.
Even her husband replied, "Quick someone find the escaped Camel!"
I googled Croquembouche and found out it was a pile of cream puffs (or macarons or profiterols) and was actually a beautiful dessert in France served at weddings and important events. Usually they decorate it with spun sugar and I believe they are a more golden color so the next one will be a bit closer to the real Croquembouche image, but I think for the first attempt it turned out really great!
I just needed to disect Marlene's brain to get the image out of her mind and into mine! I've blogged about it on the TST blog and now here are a few pictures of Marlene & Tim with their first ever Cakeball Croquembouche!