Fake-Out Desserts Share Print Impress your friends with these fake-out holiday desserts. By Tracey Seaman | Photography by Charles Schiller Prev Next 1/5 Caramel Tower This is a knockoff of croquembouche, a traditional French dessert fashioned from cream puffs and caramel. Our secret? Doughnut holes by the box. The technique we use to form the base is from Julia Child. Get the recipe Get our best 30-minute dinner ideas now!