In 1912, Russia celebrated the centenary of the expulsion of Napoleon from Moscow. Due to this anniversary many new dishes and drinks were served, decorated in honor of the holiday. A new dessert was prepared - a puff cake with cream, made in the form of a triangle, in which the authors saw Napoleon's famous triangular hat. Napoleon was associated in a triangular hat after the poems of Mikhail Lermontov - He has a triangular hat And a gray camp coat. The cake was called "Napoleon".
Despite the fact that the shape of this dessert has changed over time, we still call it a Napoleon.
That's how the great Emperor acquired his immortality with the help of culinary.