Galaxy Crepes with Glitter Buttermilk Syrup Recipe and Video | Ashlee Marie

Galaxy crepes with gold glitter buttermilk syrup


Love Galaxy everything? These Galaxy crepes are super easy to make with an easy crepe recipe and the galaxy colors are so visually pretty! Then top it all off with this delicious Golden Glitter Buttermilk syrup.

How I created these Galaxy themed crepes and the Glitter syrup

Two years ago was my oldest 16th birthday.  I let my kids decide each year if they want presents or a party, and my oldest usually pick presents – books, books and art supplies. BUT for her Sweet 16 I decided for her – she needed a party. 

So together we decided on the theme, galaxy unicorn, once you pick a theme everything else falls into place.  As usual we started with the plan for the cake, click here to see the Galaxy Unicorn Cake and the video cake decorating tutorial!

Then comes planning the food.  She wanted something that was more meal, vs just treats and her favorite food is crepes so when she requested that I started brainstorming what I could do.  At first I started with a plan of making all the components a different color.  One color for crepes, filling (fruit is red), whipped cream, syrup, etc..  and it just felt a little clownish.  

And all the other food in the party was going to be more swirled vs blocked so I decided that wasn’t the best way to go so I kept thinking about it.  Then I got inspired by looking at some of the Galaxy mirror cake tutorials and thought… I could do that with the crepes!!! AND IT WORKED!!!! 

Seriously they turned out just so pretty… but I wasn’t done yet! Do any of you get sucked into Facebook videos? I was going down the rabbit hole of crazy food videos and I came across GLITTER BEER!!! WHAAAAAA I mean I don’t drink but how GORGEOUS.  So I googled how they make it… 

They use edible luster dust just like I do with cake decorating! I have a ton of that stuff! So I took my crazy delicious buttermilk syrup recipe and added some gold luster dust and BAM! I wish the pictures and video did this glitter syrup justice… It is seriously gorgeous in person! 

Just take me to the Galaxy Crepe Recipe already!

If you’d rather skip my tips and tricks for these homemade crepes and buttermilk syrup, along with links to other galaxy themed recipes and or breakfast recipes and get straight to this delicious Galaxy themed crepes – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

galaxy crepe recipe with golden glitter buttermilk syrup

Tips to Make the Perfect homemade crepes and buttermilk syrup

– Let the batter settle, after you mix them in the blender the batter is liquidy but it’s also full of bubbles. I refrigerate mine for about an hour.

– work with a hot pan, but not too hot – you want the crepe to start to cook right away but you don’t want it to cook faster than you can work with it.  If your waiting too long to flip then turn the heat up a little – if you keep falling behind and feel frazzled then turn the heat down.

– swirl or spread the batter right away.  Because the pan is hot it starts to cook right away and you want the crepe to be thin so get that spread out fast

– make sure the batter is thin enough.  If my crepe isn’t swirling and spreading enough I add some milk (a little at a time) and try again.

– crepes can actually keep for quite awhile so you can pre-make all of these components and just set them out before the party.  You want to let the crepes cool COMPLETELY before stacking so they don’t stick together.  Then I put the stack into a gallon size bag (to keep them flat) and keep them in the fridge until I’m ready.

– when your making the syrup be sure to use a larger pan because once you add the baking soda the syrup reacts and grows (then shrinks again) and you do NOT want to deal with cleaning up sticky syrup from the stove or counter

– the syrup is a little foamy at first so let it settle (with a spoon not a whisk) before adding the glitter or serving.

galaxy crepe recipe and video tutorial

To make these galaxy themed crepes and glitter syrup you’ll need

Galaxy Crepes with Glitter Buttermilk Syrup Recipe

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Buttermilk Gold Glitter Syrup recipe

galaxy crepes recipe and video

To watch me make these Galaxy crepes with glitter buttermilk syrup play the full video in the recipe card

glitter syrup with galaxy crepes

Galaxy crepes with golden glittery buttermilk syrup recipe and video

Love Galaxy everything? These Galaxy crepes are super easy to make with an easy crepe recipe and the galaxy colors are so visually pretty! Then top it all off with this delicious Golden Glitter Buttermilk syrup.

Course: Breakfast, brunch, Party Food

Cuisine: American

Keyword: buttermilk syrup, crepe filling, crepe recipe, galaxy themed food, glitter food

Servings: 30 crepes

Calories: 284 kcal

Author: Ashlee Marie


Galaxy Crepes

  • 3 C whole milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 4 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 gel food colors fuchsia, navy, violet and turquoise

Tart cream cheese filling

  • 16 oz full fat cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 2/3 C full fat sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

golden glitter buttermilk syrup

  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1 C butter
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2-3 grams super gold luster dust


Galaxy crepes

  1. Put everything into a blender and mix until smooth.

  2. Refrigerate the batter for an hour to let the bubbles settle and the batter with thicken a bit.

  3. Divide the batter into 4 bowls and dye each bowl a different color

  4. Add even amounts of each color to a ¼ cup measuring cup (about 1 Tbsp each)

  5. heat a large flat skillet on med high and once it’s hot pour the batter into the center of the pan then QUICKLY tilt the pan in a circle so the batter spreads to cover the bottom.

  6. I cook it for about 40 seconds on each side, the batter will go from shiny to dull and you’ll see small bubbles develop. Use a spatula to loosen the edge and flip the crepe. The time will depends on how hot your pan is.

  7. Turn the lower to slow it down a little, or higher to cook a little faster

  8. serve right away, or let the crepes cool, stack, refrigerate and serve the next day!

Tart cream cheese filling

  1. Beat the cream cheese until smooth

  2. add everything else and beat smooth again!

  3. Keep extra refrigerated and it will last a few more days!

Golden glitter Buttermilk syrup

  1. Combine the buttermilk, butter, sugar and syrup in a LARGE sauce pan.

  2. Bring the mixture to a boil on medium heat and boil for 5 mins, stirring constantly.

  3. Remove it from the heat and continue stirring and add the vanilla and baking soda (the mixture will get HUGE when you add the soda, just keep stirring and it will go back down).

  4. Add the gold luster dust and stir together

  5. serve warm, keep refrigerated.

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How to make a Galaxy Unicorn Cake – Decorating Video Tutorial | Ashlee Marie

hand painted fondant and buttercream unicorn cake


This Dark Galaxy Unicorn Cake was the centerpiece for my daughters sweet 16th birthday party.  Unicorn cakes are easy to make and always such a fun treat!

How I designed this galaxy unicorn cake

We’ve all seen the fun unicorn cake all around the internet – so when my daughter wanted a galaxy unicorn birthday party I was so excited to try my hand at one!

I decided to go for a tall cake, so I went with with 8 layers of 7 inch cakes – that way I got the narrow tall cake but it was still sturdy.  

We knew we wanted to go with a dark base, even the party decorations used a dark base for everything.  Then we chose fuchsia, turquoise, blue and violet as the colors we wanted to bring into the cake, food and backdrops of the party to create the sea of clouds and clusters of star you see in gorgeous galaxy photography. 

And of course we accessorized with gold for the horns, ears and eyelashes! But you could easily go with silver if that’s what you prefer. 

I decided on a fondant cake so that it would be easier to paint the sides but stuck with a classic buttercream for the colorful rosette mane.  I used a 1B tip for all the large rosettes then used smaller star tips (open, closed, french, etc…) to add all the extra pops of color throughout the mane.

And while I TOTALLY forgot to take a picture of the inside of the cake it matched all the colors we used in the mane! 

galaxy unicorn cake video

How I created this galaxy unicorn cake

  • Start by making the horn and ears so they can dry – I used black modeling chocolate as a base – I like the dark base under the gold for depth.
  • I used 2 cone shapes twisted over a skewer to create the horn and 2 sizes of extra large rose petals around skewers to create the ears
  • The dark and beautiful colors of the galaxy were the inspiration here, so for the fondant base we mixed black and navy
  • To create the colors of the “clouds” and stars of the far away galaxy’s we mixed white food coloring mixed with the bright shades of fuchsia, turquoise, blue and violet we were using in all the party decorations and food


  • Using a natural sponge I created the “clouds” and stars by dabbing the colors all around the cake (leaving room for the eyes and cheeks.)
  • Then I used the straight gel colors to create a darker layer over the brighter colors to create depth
  • Then I colored a large batch of buttercream with the same fuchsia, turquoise, blue and violet colors.  I used 1B large closed star tips for the rosette main, then various smaller star tips (open, closed and french) to add all the smaller rosettes and stars along the mane.
  • Then add the horn and ears to the cake
  • Roll out a fondant snake, tapering both ends, for the eyelashes – then cut 2 small tapered pieces for the extra eyelash – and add them to the fondant and paint them gold

hand painted galaxy unicorn cake with buttercream mane

To make this unicorn cake you’ll need

Galaxy Unicorn Birthday Cake Decorating Tutorial

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sweet 16 unicorn cake

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