My family and friends have always been my biggest baking champions and ever since I started this blog their support has increased exponentially. I love to get suggestions and ideas from them about what I should make next.
Some of these recommendations have come from one of my oldest and dearest besties, Jill, who is celebrating her birthday today. Jill was the one who suggested I try the famous Milles Crêpes Cake at Lady M Confections the next time I was in NYC. She had read about their celebrated dessert and and thought it would be ideal to attempt for the blog.
After one bite of Lady M's creation I knew instantly what all the fuss was about. To call this cake amazingly delicious would not even begin to do it justice. Aside from being beautifully constructed it tasted heavenly...layer upon layer of crepes filled with a whipped pastry cream. I definitely had to try and make it at home.
My first attempt using leftover crepes and pastry cream wasn't as successful as I had hoped. Problem #1: not enough crepes. Problem #2: pastry cream filling that was too runny. Result: a short cake that didn't hold its structure. Oh well, it still tasted great! Next time I think I'll use this recipe I found from the NY Times.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY J !!!!