A Croquembouche is cream puffs stacked into an imposing cone.

The cream puffs are dipped in caramel, and the whole thing is wrapped up with fine threads of caramel.

It is a delightful dessert.
It is also an intimidating dessert.

Letting go of the construction of the Croquembouche allows you to focus on what is truly important: The choux pastry filled with cream and dipped in caramel.

Often we get intimidated by the big restaurants with presentations. But that does not matter. What matters is how good we feel it is.