Friday, March 18, 2011

A Birthday Cookie Cake

Someone asked me to make a birthday cookie cake for their daughter. I had never made such a large cookie before, and I was a bit nervous.

Since it was so large (about the size of a small pizza), I was concerned that it would not get done in the middle. And then there was the issue of what to bake it in and then how to present it to the customer. I finally settled on buying a disposable aluminum pizza pan....and everything worked out fine.

Decorating such a large surface was very new to me. I know it is like decorating a cake, but I had never done it before. And let's just say, I wasn't very good at making enough of the main colored icing that would cover the majority of the cake. I had no idea it would take that much! Also....the icing dries faster than you want when you are covering that big of an area. I ended up with a "dry line" down part of the middle area. :(


This was the first time I've used my KopyKake.....finally! I wanted the writing to look nice, so I jumped over that hurdle of using a new contraption (sometimes that is hard to do). I was pretty happy about how the writing turned out. And now that I've used the KK.....I anticipate I will use it more often. Somehow I had to get over the "fear & unknown" of using it. Must have worked....because I used it yesterday for some tricky golf cookies I am working on. :)

For presentation of the cookie cake, I chose the window box I'd gotten from BRP Box Shop. How cool that you could see the majority of the design. :)


Coming up this weekend..... I'll show you some train cookies I did last week. Another first for me......I hadn't done trains before and they pure joy to decorate. :)

14 comments:

LilaLoa said...

That box is PERFECT for the cookie! And I don't know what you are talking about when you say "dry line." I couldn't see one. (And I looked.) Your cookie is fantastic!

Kim Southerland-Redden said...

Oh Pam....that is SOOOOOOOO Beautiful! I LOVE IT. I have people asking me all the time to do cakes....they assume that since I do cookies and cupcakes that I can do cakes. NOT! I love the cookie cake idea....now I might just have to try this. Thanks for the wonderful ideas. Did you use your normal cookie recipe, and how long did it bake?

Jenny said...

Turned out perfectly!

Tracey said...

Terrific! I can imagine it was a bit difficult to decide how much frosting to make. :) However the results were great.
I haven't done any sugar cookies for awhile, and just got a request to make some cookies for my nephew's Eagle Scout ceremony. So I am pumped to get back in to the swing of it.
Have you ever done any like that?
I think I will do some eagles and maybe a square shaped cookie with his troop number on it. Should be fun.

Cat said...

My son requests large cookies like these for his birthday. I usually use buttercream, but now you've given me another idea with glace.

I made train cookies for my grandson two weeks ago. He loved them. I can't wait to see yours!

WTG!

cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Kim (and everyone!).

Yes, I used my regular sugar cookie and glaze recipes for this cookie cake. It only took a little longer to bake than normal.

cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Tracey. No I have never done Eagle Scout cookies.

Kate(: said...

It turned out fabulous (:

Kenni said...

This is awesome! I want to make one of these now!

Nicole (Life's a Batch) said...

Pam, it's just beautiful! I can't see ANY flaws at all, so I think it's just your eyes. ;-)

Donbpaint49 said...

This is great. Made them years ago and just piped on "cake-decorating-style" buttercream...this all-over cookie-style icing is terrific! Blessings, Donna B.

Carrolls Cookies said...

These large cookies are popular. Good to know that you were successful in baking, so the center actually got done before the sides burned. Such a large surface does require different decorating. This is very pretty.

Craftycarrie said...

So pretty!! Funny timing, too, as I am going to cheat and go to Sam's to get one for my son's birthday (he hates cake) this afternoon. I am a brand new cookie maker so I didn't even want to attempt it myself. Maybe next time!

sweetsugarbelle said...

Tutorial, tutorial!!! This is so cool!

 
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