Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mille Crêpe Cake

Mille means thousand...not quite a thousand layers but close enough ;) 
I first learned about this cake while I was watching the Martha Stewart Show (I love her!). Several years ago, she did a small segment on Lady M Cake Boutique and it featured the Mille Crêpes as their signature cake. I visited Lady M that year and I was hooked. The boutique is very modern and simple. The decor is all white with the desserts as the only pop of colors. There's no mistake that they're the main attraction there. The crêpe cake was just as wonderful as I imagined it to be. I knew I had to recreate it at home.

I made my first crêpe cake for my sister's birthday. I used this recipe and it turned out beautifully. That was four years ago! I recently found the recipe again and decided to make it for Christmas. This time I used the same recipe for the batter but filled it with a chestnut whipped cream since I had a can of chestnut spread from Paris that I still haven't used. I made the whipped cream by whipping 2 cups of heavy cream to stiff peaks and folding it into the chestnut spread. It was very good and my family really enjoyed it.

I love how versatile this cake is. You can layer it with many different types of fillings. It looks quite impressive layered with chocolate ganache too since you can see a nice contrast between the crêpes and the chocolate. It's the perfect cake to make for a crêpe lover or if you want to try something different. I can't wait to make it again :)

3 comments:

  1. omg,that looks delish! i'm drooling:D

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  2. @James: you get to taste everything hehe

    Thanks Cinz!

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