Birthday Cake Crepes
Give the classic yellow cake a break this year and make these colorful crepes for your next birthday celebration. Multi-colored nonpareils (round sprinkles) add flare to every crepe—but be sure to add them after you’ve poured the batter into the pan (if you try to stir them into the batter beforehand, they’ll sink to the bottom). The rest of the process is simple—fold the crepes, top with vanilla ice cream, and drizzle with hot fudge. Oh, and don’t forget the candle on top! You can still make a birthday wish with crepes, of course (and we won’t tell if you wish for more crepes). These would also be great served at a birthday brunch, alongside a spread of more savory options. Set out a variety of ice cream flavors, and guests can scoop and top their crepes as they please. Love the idea of birthday crepes, but wish they were inspired by chocolate cake instead? Simply whisk ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder into the crepe batter, and voila! Chocolate birthday cake crepes. For best results, let the crepe batter sit at room temperature for a few minutes before adding the cocoa powder, which will ensure it mixes in evenly.
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