April 17, 2010

Crepe Cake

crepe cake

I asked my hubby to make me this Martha Stewart crepe cake for my birthday, after I saw the amazing photograph of it on Martha's site (it's stunning. True photo p0rn!). I offered to help out, he would make the crepes and I would do the rest.

But it didn't turn out like that exactly.

My hubby started making the crepes and then said it would be a no-go in making the cake as tall as Martha's. He made two batches of crepes and it wasn't even close. Apparently, the recipe calls for 8 inch size crepes, whereas my hubby made large 10 inch size. (He's not so into reading recipes - he likes to wing it and he puts it.) So, after two batches, this is the height he got, as pictured above.

He also didn't feel like making extra batches of hazelnut cream filling and filled some of the layers with ganache.

Looks nothing like the orignal picture, but, I won't complain. The hazelnut cream filling and the chocolate ganache were fantastic. And my hubby made me a cake for my birthday. How many ladies can say that? (Actually he made me TWO!!!)

We'll leave it to Martha and her crew to make the amazing, drool-worthy looking cakes.

You can find the recipe here.


Your Sister said...

Yep, that was a tasty, tasty cake!

Chantal, star of The Cake Princess. said...

Happy Birthday Maki!

A Canadian Foodie said...

Happy Birthday!! What is the exactly date? ... and your age? No personal questions! ;)
You ARE truly blessed. how many wives have husbands that bake them a cake? I thought his was fantastic! Martha always does things few sane humans could accomplish. Only her staff of 50 million can accomplish such things. When I saw the photo of hers, I laughed out loud. You would need a platter per guest just to serve a piece to each!!!
I also have an amazing husband. he has never baked me a cake, and would really be shocked if I asked him to. Weiney water soup would be his specialty. BUT - he is a great sous chef - and a happy partner to work with no matter what the chore which makes life with him a gift.
I am sure you had a wonderful day. My mom's 80th Party was yesterday, and I hosted a tea for her. I will post it when I recover. :)
She is worth it, too!

Maki said...

My birthday was in march. I just didn't get around to posting this crepe cake. Sorry, should have been more clear in the post :)

I'm sure your mom's party was a hit Valerie!

Junglefrog said...

That just looks beautiful whatever the size of the original! And happy belated birthday too... :)

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