Have you seen the newest trend hitting social media? I’m not exactly sure what they are called. Number cakes? Letter cakes? Cookie cakes? Cream tart cakes?
I have seen all kinds of names for these beautiful creations but I don’t know if any names really capture how truly incredible they are. How does “amazingly beautiful layered fruit tart cake” sound?
This beautiful dessert is a trendier version of a classic fruit tart. Also known as cream biscuits or cream cakes, they’re a beautiful and unique twist on traditional cakes.
The layers of original tart crust (aka pâte sablée, a french pastry dough) are the base that is crisp and cookie-like. Then its filled with dollops of pastry cream or stabilized whipped cream. Finally, the cream tart is topped with a medley of fresh fruit, macarons, flowers, meringue kisses and more! It’s definitely the latest dessert trend and it’s easy to see why!
The best part about this trend is its interchangeable designs. It’s not only gorgeous but really easy to make different flavors and different shapes. It doesn’t always have to be a number, you can make letters, hearts, or even short words will work!
The base layers can be the original tart crust or a traditional sugar cookie, thin cake layers, or store bought puff pastry, whatever you want! For the delicious filling, pipe rounds of pastry cream, stabilized whipped cream or buttercream like this Swiss Meringue Buttercream, using a large open piping tip or just the end of the piping bag. A little smear of jam, ganache or citrus curd wouldn’t hurt either. Then top with your choice of beautiful, tasty toppings, stand back and enjoy!
To get you started, let’s take a look at these 12 Cream Tart “Number Cakes”!
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1. The Cream Tart That Started It All
Found from Adi Klinghofer
I first spotted these thanks to baker Adi Klinghofer on Instagram, but you’ll find them all over YouTube and Facebook as well. Just search #numbercake on Instagram and you’ll see countless creations to love, including many from Adi and others whom she has inspired.
2. Letter “A” Cream Tart
Found from Sugar Geek Show
This yummy recipes makes classic french pastry recipes really easy to follow. As well as a delicious pastry cream and whipping cream to make the perfect filling for this tart! The best tip I took away from this video is to shine the fresh fruit with apricot jam. Use a brush and gently brush apricot jam (mixed with a tiny amount of water) over the slice fruit! It’s a brilliant dessert hack!
3. XO Cream Tart
Found from Camilleiam
This XO cream tart cake is genius for someone you love in your life! It’s a delicious gift anyone would enjoy! Add beautiful flowers and fresh fruit for the perfect finish! And of course you know the XO is perfect for my site!
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4. Mini Heart Tarts
Found from Sugar Hero
When I saw these mini cream tart heart I knew they had to be added to this list. Since they are mini I think they can be perfect gifts for Easter, Valentines Day and Mother’s Day!
5. Chocolate Raspberry Cream Tart
Found from Shani’s Sweet Art
Here is a must try recipe. This is a chocolate lovers dream. This cake has a beautiful balance between sweet chocolate and tart raspberry filling. It is one of my favorite cake flavors in this pretty cream tart!
6. Cream Cheese Filling
Found from Cooking LSL
This is a delicious cream tart perfect for a sunday brunch. This almond and cream cheese cream tart is simple and really easy to make!
7. Freshly Baked
Found from The Cooking Foodie
Here’s a colorful kid friendly number cake that has a video and recipe tutorial that is so helpful. And I really like the baked meringue cookies on top!
8. Tickled Pink
Found from Wilton
This is an all cake, all buttercream version of this trend by Wilton is perfect for die hard cake lovers. But those who also want to stay with the newest trend!
9. Birthday Cookie Cake
Found from Keyk
The fresh flowers really shine on this number cake. Add the fresh fruit for a balanced dessert! This recipe also comes with a handy template thats printable so you can make this easily at home!
10. “Y” So Cute Cake
Found from Spices N Flavors
Make any letter of the alphabet with the cream tart cakes. Since they are an updated version of a fruit tart it will always be delicious! Generally, custard is made using eggs as a base but I found this eggless version for you guys as you always ask me to share eggless variations. This tastes just as good!
11. Cacao e Nutella
Found from Sprinkles Dress (tutorial in Italian but you can easily translate)
The chocolate hazelnut spread Nutella is a brilliant dessert idea. This cream tart is seriously the best! I really like how you can use the extra dough to cut out smaller shapes to put on top of the chocolate Nutella cream tart!
12. No Chill Sugar Cookie Dough
Found from Frosted Crumbs
Here is another awesome recipe. This “no chill” sugar cookie recipe is very easy to make and great for simple sugar cookie but perfect for you own cream tart cake!
If you’re interested in giving one of these a try, here is a good video tutorial If you can’t get enough of the cream tart cakes here are some helpful video tutorial and here’s another one that make it so easy for you to make your own “number” cake! Let me know if you have any questions, I’ll be happy to help!
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