I love it when My husbands birthday rolls around and I can make something other than my usual fondant cake. Instead of focusing on how it looks I can focus on how it tastes.
He is a huge fan of Strawberries and Cream.
I made this cake for him last year.
But, this year he requested something with strawberries and cream but no shortcake.
So I thought and thought, and finally decided to break tradition and not make a cake.
Instead I made giant cream puffs with strawberries.
They were pretty amazing and surprisingly super simple to make.
I used THIS recipe for the Pate a Choux.
I also tried THIS recipe for a pastry cream. I'm not sure if I did something wrong, because honestly it was a lots of work for basically just pudding. I ended up mixing it with whipping cream. It was delicious but not what I was looking for.
We still stuck a few candles on top and sang our traditional version of "Happy Birthday."