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Happy Birthday to ME! And it’s a big one, friends. Thirty-five.
Oouf. Typing that out was like taking a teeny tiny bullet.
But gosh darn it if I don’t look a day over 25 and I still have the maturity level of an 18 year old. So if we do some quick math and average those three pesky numbers together, that has me clocking in at a mere 26 years old. That is now officially my new number. I’ve decided. Let’s move on.
Given that it’s my birthday, I of course made myself a cake. I decided to make a crêpe cake, because (1) they are gorgeous and (2) it’s crazy hot and I don’t want to turn my oven on.
Also, if we wanted to be reflective and symbolic, we could wax poetic about how the layers in a crêpe cake are imperfect. And maybe even considered a bit messy by some. But with time and a little hard work, what results from building all those layers together is something truly unique and beautiful. Something authentic. Something to be valued. A crêpe cake is kind of like life in all it’s towering perfectly, imperfect glory.
But I wouldn’t want to get too emotional on you on a Friday. Really, I just didn’t want to turn my oven on.
I would love to be able to celebrate and share this Chocolate-Raspberry Cream Crêpe Cake with all of you. But that would be a shipping nightmare. So instead I’ve teamed up with my good friends at Rodelle to share something a bit more shelf-stable. In honor of my birthday, Rodelle is generously giving away a set of four fabulous baking essentials to one lucky Floating Kitchen reader. Yeah! The set includes (1) one 4-ounce bottle of Pure Vanilla Extract, (2) one 2-ounce bottle of Organics Chocolate Extract, (3) one 2-count bottle of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans and (4) one 8-ounce container of Gourmet Baking Cocoa. You’ll be whipping up crêpe cakes in no time! And lots of other goodies too!
To enter the giveaway, just scroll down past the recipe and use the Rafflecopter widget below. Make sure to get your entries in by June 19, 2015! Good luck! Update: This giveaway has ended and a winner has been selected. Thank you to everyone who participated. And thanks Rodelle for sponsoring this giveaway!
And if you happen to see me out on the street today, tell me I look 25. Pleeeaaaasse!!!!!!
Recipe adapted from my White Chocolate and Peppermint Crêpe Cake