Yield: Makes one 8-inch crêpe cake
Originally made famous by the Lady M Confections boutique in New York, this ethereal cake is composed of twenty paper-thin crêpes that are layered with a light vanilla-and-orange-scented cream filling. The crêpes meld with the cream, so each forkful melts in your mouth, with the subtle flavors of sweet orange and vanilla lingering behind. The top of the cake is sprinkled with sugar and caramelized with a blow torch just before serving, adding a crackly sweetness to the dessert. Like anything really wonderful, this cake takes some time to make, but once the crêpes and pastry cream are made, assembly is relatively fast. Note that a 10-inch skillet will make an 8-inch crêpe.
Make Ahead Tips
The crêpes can be made 1 day ahead of time; just bring them to room temperature before using.
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Ok. I have not made yet. BUT, I had this cake a few weeks ago in Los Angeles from Lady M. I was at a Bar Mitzvah and when I tried it, I was in heaven. I got my pastry degree from Cordon Bleu so I am very picky when it comes to desserts. This was utterly amazing! I pretty much figured it was just crepes, and a mixture of pastry cream and whipped cream. They also had it in pistachio and chocolate. I think one can experiment with other flavors. I like the Cointreau. Maybe put some orange zest in too. I will buy a crepe pan. The recipe does not state how to store the crepes once done. I read another one and says to lay flat on cookie sheets on parchment paper. Do not lay on top of one another. I will write a review once I make. But I recommend everyone to try to make because it is one of the best cakes I have ever had!
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