Before I jump to all things Christmas, I’m squeezing in one more post, from my birthday earlier in the month.
Of course it involves cake!
Not just any cake though! This is my spin on the Momofuku Milkbar Birthday Cake, and it’s completely dairy and gluten-free! I’m sure by now you’re familiar with this famous layered sprinkle cake, topped with the heavenly sprinkle cake crumb! Omg, it looks to die for, but sadly I could never eat it! Fortunately, after a few searches on the web, I came across the video instructions, from the Milkbar queen herself, Christina Tosi, that inspired me to make gluten and dairy free version of the cake.
Considering that macarons are my all time favorite treat, naturally I had to use them in place of the cake in this recipe!
Similar to the macaron cake I made over summer, I used three 5″ sprinkle macaron shells, layers of sweet vanilla cream frosting (yum), and last but not least, gluten-free cake crumbs.
Can we just talk about the cake crumbs for a min? Basically, I should’ve made a double batch, because they are drool worthy and so is the cake!
Although it’s tough to compare the flavors to an actual Milk Bar cake, I think I was able to capture it visually! I’m pretty happy with how it tasted and I think you definitely will be too!
Pairs perfectly with bubbles!
I think birthdays have a way of putting things into perspective, but cake definitely makes everything better! Although 2018 was full of ups and downs, I’ve learned a lot about myself this year. Like the importance of slowing down and taking breaks. In October I was diagnosed with post concussion syndrome as a result of our MVA in July. The disturbance has forced me to slow down, to be patient with myself and to rest much more than I’m used to. So I’m focusing on more of that and I must admit, it has been much needed. After I complete 6 months of vision therapy, my hope is that I’ll be back to where I was before, with even more reason to celebrate!
So while I share this celebratory cake, I count my blessings. I know I’m fortunate to be where I am today, in business, and in my personal life. My goal this coming year is to celebrate more of the tiny victories and to continue to learn and grow as a human.
If you’ve been lucky enough to try a Milkbar birthday cake, I’d love to hear more about your experience! If not, you can certainly give this petite macaron version a try!
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