I’m a fool for complicated desserts. When I was thinking of what to make for Valentine’s Day I knew it had to be something festive but not cheesy (no chocolate covered strawberries or molten lava cakes). And then I thought of the fabulous Lady M crepe cakes I’ve been dying to replicate–with their 800 layers of delicate beauty.
Meanwhile, I’ve never made a crepe in my entire life. So here was a great opportunity to make this 20 crepe cake and really put my skills to the test. My first 8 crepes were thick and a bit too browned, but I used them on the bottom layers. As the crepe making continued, I got better and better, finally mastering a technique that ended in thin, perfectly golden crepes.
And the raspberry fool idea came from the stark contrast of white cream and red berries–classic Valentine’s Day colors. The tartness of the raspberries cuts the sweetness of the cream and crepes. The final product is really fantastic.