by Mrs Hutchings
We were keen to make a croquembouche for Christmas, and despite some less than positive reviews on the website, decided to buy this kit and give it a go. What a disappointment. The cone was fiddly to assemble and kept coming undone whilst we were trying to put the dessert together. You really need a solid aluminium cone to do this properly. I really felt it was a waste of money - the first thing I've bought from Lakeland which I regret buying.
Published 31 12 2013
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Very Poor Design. Impossible to assemble.”
by Elizabeth Pearce
Was not aware the cone was just a piece of flimsy silicone sheet that had to be assembled - if I had been I would not have purchased it. The instructions were very difficult to follow and I was not able to construct the cone for the Croquembouche. Perhaps an engineer would have better luck!! I am taking it back for a refund as I just could not assemble it even after spending half an hour fiddling around.
Published 29 01 2013
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by Mrs woolgar
Sadly I found this product to be flimsy. Once I had assembled the cone it did not appear to be robust enough. I did not feel confident in the product that it would to hold the profiteroles so I did not proceed. I do not feel it is value for money and the instructions were unclear also.
Published 07 11 2012
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by Miss Udale
I dont usually post reviews but I have to say I am really disappointed in my croquembouche mould from lakeland. The packaging is too small for the mould, the baking sheet was folded over and dented and although this wouldnt effect using the product, it did leave me feeling a bit disappointed in its quality. It is so fiddly to put together which isnt helped by the poor cutting on the baking sheet. It looks so simple in the video! My mould was damaged and also looks different to the pictures on the site. Happy with other items but feel I have wasted money on the mould.
Published 06 09 2012
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If you want to make a statement dessert then look no further. I found this kit quite easy to put together - a little fiddly getting all of the flaps in but it only took me a minute or so to do. The recipe provided was easy to follow and gave good results. I would recommend using silicone baking paper to bake the profiteroles on rather than greaseproof - I used both and the profiteroles stuck to the greaseproof. Also, when assembling the stack try to stick the profiteroles to each other rather than the base if you want to remove it before serving. My family were very impressed!
Published 21 06 2012
Fiddly to put together!”
I have been wanting to make a croquembouche forever and was very excited to see this in the latest catalogue. It comes in 3 parts - base, cone tip and a 'opened up' cone of semi-rigid non-stick liner. It's very fiddly to join the sides of the cone up and the instructions are not very clear to me (they seem to have been written for someone who is spatially aware!). My top tips to putting this together is either have someone help or get a couple of clothes pegs to hold the top and bottom of the cone together otherwise the slippery nature of the non-stick cone will be hard to manage!
Published 23 02 2012