National Cream Puff Day

Joyful person enjoying a cream puff, wearing a chef hat, vintage bakery setting, surrounded by delicious pastries.
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Hey there cream puff enthusiasts! Get ready to indulge in a little pastry paradise, because today is National Cream Puff Day!

When is Cream Puff Day?

It's national cream puff day on the 2nd January.

A Hole Lot of Deliciousness

Picture this: a flaky shell filled with luscious, creamy goodness. That, my friend, is the magic of a cream puff. These delectable treats are like little pockets of joy that bring a smile to your face with every bite.

The exact origin of the cream puff is a bit hazy, but we know that it has been delighting taste buds for centuries. Some food historians believe that cream puffs can be traced back to ancient Persia, while others think they originated in France. All we know for sure is that whoever came up with the idea of combining a light pastry shell with sweet, creamy filling deserves a standing ovation.

Cream Puffs Take Over the Internet

On January 2, 2018, the internet exploded with cream puff love. People couldn't resist sharing their favorite cream puff recipes, drool-worthy photos of perfectly puffed pastries, and nostalgia-inducing tales of childhood cream puff adventures. Cream puffs may be small in size, but they had a big presence online that day!

Spread the Cream Puff Love

Whether you prefer classic vanilla custard, rich chocolate cream, or something more exotic like matcha or lavender-infused filling, today is the perfect day to celebrate all things cream puff! Grab a plateful of these heavenly pastries and share them with your loved ones. Trust me, they'll thank you for it.

History behind the term 'Cream Puff'


The Origin of 'Cream Puff'

The term 'cream puff' was first derived in 1538. The word 'cream' refers to the rich, creamy filling, and 'puff' implies the light and airy texture of the pastry. It perfectly describes the delicious treat that is a cream puff.


The Birth of Choux Pastry

In 1663, the renowned French chef, François Pierre La Varenne, introduced the concept of 'choux pastry' in his cookbook titled 'Le Patissier François.' This pastry was made by combining water, butter, flour, and eggs, resulting in a dough that puffs up while baking. Choux pastry forms the basis for cream puffs and many other delightful pastries.


The Invention of Cream Puffs

It wasn't until 1851 when cream puffs as we know them today made their debut. They were created by an Italian pastry chef named Avice Caro, who worked at the famous Mme. Fusil's pastry shop in Paris. Caro perfected the art of filling choux pastry with a delicious cream filling, creating the delightful treat we now call cream puffs.


Popularity Spreads Globally

By 1910, cream puffs had become a sensation, spreading their popularity across the globe. Their delicious combination of light, fluffy pastry and creamy filling resonated with people from all walks of life. Cream puffs had become a staple in bakeries, pastry shops, and households worldwide.


Cream Puffs Enter Modern Culture

Cream puffs further cemented their place in modern culture in 1961 when a popular Japanese cartoon character, Cream Puff Pudding, made its debut. The character's love for cream puffs led to a surge in popularity, making cream puffs a must-try treat for many fans of the show.

Did you know?

Did you know that cream puffs are also known as profiteroles? This fancy name makes them sound even more delicious, don't you think?


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First identified

1st January 2016

Most mentioned on

2nd January 2018

Total mentions


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