Custard Cream Horns

January 14, 2020
**Updated on 9th January 2020**

Cream horns are scrumptious puff pastry strips wrapped around conical shaped mould, baked till golden and flaky

Homemade Cream horns

I get it, you are here for the recipe, not to read my stories. 
If you don't mind, you can scroll down to printable recipe card for the recipe 

My Cream Horns Stories

The first birthday of 2016!
and the birthday boy didn't get to eat his cake :P
NO CAKE for the birthday boy!

Instead, I baked him Custard Cream Horns, because every boys and girls must have something sinfully rich, sweet and creamy for their birthdays, right?
Custard Cream horns popped up in one of our conversations sometimes ago (...errr like many years ago... insert 'embarrassed' emoticon here). 

Our 'reminisced - Do you remember?' conversation always started with food but not necessarily end up having food that we 'reminisced' about!
Took me years, from just talk to actually sink my teeth and bite into these Custard cream horns.

Custard cream horns were one of those baked goods that I would drool over whenever I passed by a bakery shop in my hometown.
Kids being kids... the creamiest... the sweetest and the prettiest bake on display will always attract their attention, and most of time,  I had no spare change to grab one.

I  spent it all during recess in school. I definitely would be in hot soup if I were to ask for extra from my parents.

Sorry babe,

I hijacked your story :)
Today's post supposed to be about YOU!!!
where was I?

Oh Yeah! we were reminiscing about Custard Cream Horn, and I thought, it'll be a good idea to bake some instead of a birthday cake, for your 5* birthday.

After all, we are getting older, we don't need those 'access baggage' around our waist (now that you have lost almost of yours 'clap! clap! clap!).
Its easy to gain but its an uphill battle to lose! I am the living-walking proof 

Anyway I hope that you enjoyed your birthday Custard Cream Horns and had fun blowing that 'many bunched up' candles that nearly singed your stubbles 

Easy cream horns recipe

What are Cream Horns?

Cream horns are made with puff pastry strips, made by winding the puff pastries, around a conical shape mould.
These cream horns shells are then baked till crisps and golden in colour.

They are then filled with cream or custard and serve as dessert.

It is sometimes known as Italian cream horns.

cream horn casing from puff pastry

How to make Custard Cream Horns?

The easy steps are outline in the printable recipe card below.

1) First and foremost, cut up the store-bought puff pastry into 12 long strips.
Wind the puff pastry strips around the mould and bake to perfection.

Leave it to completely cool before filling these horns.


2) I chose to fill up my horns with custard first and top up with cream.
The custard filled cream horns are the ones I used to have since I was a child.

Piped the whipped cream after the custard

3) Top up with whipped cream

4) Sprinkle some icing sugar and serve.
It is that simple to make cream horns, right?
delicious cream horns with custard

How can I keep these gorgeous Cream Horns?

These cream horns can be kept in the refrigerator for at least a day.
Do note that the puff pastry do get soggy after 24 hours, once filled!

It is not recommended to keep them for more than 24 hours.
I have yet to learn the secret of keeping them crisp for longer than a day!

Cream horns recipe

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Cream Horns known as Italian cream horns are made of puff pastry wrapped around a conical shape mould. Cream horns are scrumptious  baked till golden and flaky.  These gorgeous cream horns can be filled with custard and top with whipped cream.


  1. Those are the cutest little desserts every and I bet they really delicious too!!

    1. Thank You Renee :D and its easy to make too.

  2. memories of cream horns were from the roti man who used to go around on his motorcycle in the evening! Cream horns were the treat! Happy birthday!

    1. Thank You Lina:D
      Oh ya mamak roti... I think its the roti version kan?

  3. These look phenomenal! What a brilliant birthday dessert!

  4. Beautiful photos and divine looking cream horns!!