Happy Birthday to me!
I searched high and low in my house for candles, but found none, so sprinkles had to do. Even though this cake is sans candles, it is not sans birthday wish. As I dropped the sprinkles on the top, I silently made my birthday wish for the year. I think it will come true, even without the blowing of the candles:)
This cake is odd. Different than a normal cake. But without going into a long list of reasons that might be particulary boring and non-baking related (like I was craving cannolis, lost my wallet and cancelled all my credit cards, and just got back from vacation), I'll just say that I wanted to eat a cake I made for myself on my birthday, what with starting Possible Baker this year and all.
I didn't have alot of ingredients or time, but hey, I want to celebrate another year of life. Savory life...with something splendid. So, I thought, what are some of my favorite yummy treats that I like to eat? Well, in three (make that five) words...whip cream, puff pastry, and chocolate. And from that came the puff pastry cake.
Happy Birthday Puff Pastry Cake
1 package Puff Pastry (I used Pepperidge Farm)
1 pint whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
Set out puff pastry to thaw. When puff pastry is thawed, use a circular bowl or template and cut out four circles from the puff pastry. Bake circles as directed on package.
Whip cream, sugar, and vanilla together. Set aside.
Melt chocolate chips. When puff pastry circles are cool, dip the edges of the puff pastry in the melted chocolate and follow with sprinkles, if desired. Continue with the other puff pastry circles and set on parchment or wax paper.
Assembly: Put one of the puff pastry circles on cake stand or plate and top with whip cream.
Spread whip cream with a spatula.
Continue this process with the remaining puff pastry circles and whip cream.