Does anyone else call a cake (generally a wedding cake, or cake for a significant occasion) made from a tower of profiteroles drizzled with toffee and decorated with strawberries a ‘crockenbush’?
I mentioned such a creation whilst eating a profiterole at the house of a friend the other day (made by his housemate; perhaps the one redeeming feature of the housemate from my brief interaction with him and from having heard the moans of my friend with regard to said housemate) and I could not think of the word.
Tonight I saw profiteroles being served at a restaurant and the word came to me. Now, getting on line to check the spelling of the word, I have found no reference to it in wikipedia (even after checking the entry for profiteroles), no return from typing it in dictionary dot com, and only three yields in a google search, two of which were from the same site (in reference to a wedding cake recipe offered at a reception centre) and one was from someone else’s blog. This blog entry will be google return #4 under the search for ‘crockenbush”. Actually, I’m off to try that ..!
Let me know if anyone else uses this word and what the history/origin of it might be. Otherwise, I may just adopt it into my lingo as a new swear word…