A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 18, 2016
“How do you make a cream puff?"/"Chase it around the block.”

A cream puff riddle is:

Q: How do you make a cream puff?
A: Chase it around the block.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1987.

“How do you make an apple puff?"/"Chase it around the garden” is a similar riddle.


Google Books
Giggles, Gags & Groaners
By Joseph Rosenbloom
Illustrated by Sanford Hoffman
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1987
Pg. 28:
How do you make a cream puff?
Chase it around the block.

Google Books
Nutty Jokes
By Matt Rissinger and Philip Yates
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2002
Pg. 20:
How do you make a cream puff?
Chase it around the block a few times.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Kids Puns of the Weak 06-22-04
Stan Kegel
6/22/04
(...)
How do you make a cream puff?
Chase it around the block! (Dale,9)

Twitter
Dorota
‏@dstroy
@SliceInCircles How do you make a cream puff? You chase it around the block a few times! (my 7 year old told us this one today)
9:53 PM - 26 Jul 2009

Twitter
Chelsea Wentzel
‏@MaybeChelsea
How do you make a cream puff?? CHASE IT AROUND THE BLOCK.
7:03 PM - 17 Nov 2009

Google Books
The Super, Epic, Mega Joke Book for Kids
By Whee Winn
Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz
2016
Pg. ?:
How do you make a cream puff?
Take it jogging.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 • Permalink