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    [–] Weddings, Parties, and Events - May 20, 2019 yekoms7 8 points ago in femalefashionadvice

    I am attending a wedding in June at 11am. The ceremony is at a church and the reception in an indoor area at a botanical garden. Which of these dresses do you think would be appropriate or are neither?? There's no dress code listed.

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    [–] [HOMEMADE] Mille crepe cake with 27 layers of raspberry and chocolate crepes filled with vanilla pastry cream yekoms7 2 points ago in food

    Thanks! I saw a tart decorated with them at Dominique ansel bakery and I really liked the idea! Makes the raspberries extra tasty!

    [–] [HOMEMADE] Mille crepe cake with 27 layers of raspberry and chocolate crepes filled with vanilla pastry cream yekoms7 1 points ago in food

    It cut surprisingly well! I think the key is to let it sit in the fridge overnight after it's assembled so that the cream sets

    [–] [HOMEMADE] Mille crepe cake with 27 layers of raspberry and chocolate crepes filled with vanilla pastry cream yekoms7 1 points ago in food

    Thanks! Making sure the cream is spread thicker towards the edges and also trimming the crepes so they're all the same size really helps!

    [–] [HOMEMADE] Mille crepe cake with 27 layers of raspberry and chocolate crepes filled with vanilla pastry cream yekoms7 27 points ago in food

    I think the key is adding enough milk so that its the right consistency before it goes in the pan. Also don't overheat the pan and make sure its really got a nonstick surface or it won't work. I'd go for ceramic. I spread with an offset spatula putting more pressure near the handle than at the edge. I tried to be sure each layer was about level but you can always fix it as you go by adusting additional layers.

    [–] [HOMEMADE] Mille crepe cake with 27 layers of raspberry and chocolate crepes filled with vanilla pastry cream yekoms7 207 points ago in food

    Thanks! I was happy with the lettering too, its something I usually struggle with. I started at 8am and was done by 5pm with two trips to the grocery store in between for more cream haha

    [–] [HOMEMADE] Mille crepe cake with 27 layers of raspberry and chocolate crepes filled with vanilla pastry cream yekoms7 5 points ago in food

    The texture is really cool and it tastes much different than a normal more spongy or buttery cake. I thought it was worth it and would make one again!

    [–] [HOMEMADE] Mille crepe cake with 27 layers of raspberry and chocolate crepes filled with vanilla pastry cream yekoms7 200 points ago in food

    Sure!

    I used taste of homes crepes recipe (not sure how to link it here without the comment getting removed), but really you could use any crepe recipe you like. I added 1/2 cup cocoa powder to the chocolate batter and freeze dried raspberry powder, a tablespoon of raspberry jam, and tablespoon of raspberry liquor to the second batter. I made the batter the night before to let it rest. You could really use any crepe recipe you like and I think it would work out fine. The key is to get the consistency of the batter pretty liquidy so its thin enough to spread. I made the crepes in a 12 inch nonstick pan, so the cake ended up being 10 inches.

    After I made the crepes I trimmed off the edges so that they were all the same size. You can do this by stacking them all and then putting a large bowl upside down on top of them and trimming around the edge with a knife.

    For the pastry cream King Arthur flour's recipe works well and then I lighten it by folding in about 5 cups vanilla whipped cream made with vanilla bean paste and a tablespoon of sugar.

    For layering, I used a turntable and spread a thin layer of cream over each crepe. Its important to spread the cream thicker on the edges than the middle so that it stays level since the outer edges are thinner. I frosted it with raspberry and vanilla whipped cream. Hope this helps!! :)

    [–] [HOMEMADE] Mille crepe cake with 27 layers of raspberry and chocolate crepes filled with vanilla pastry cream yekoms7 9 points ago in food

    It was not fast... But not that much harder than decorating a normal cake nicely. The most time consuming part is making enough crepes and being sure that everything stays level