Monday, May 16, 2011

Another Simple Birthday Cake Idea

The official birthday for #2 is tomorrow, so I had to make cake #2 for the big day this evening.  He requested a giant cookie cake, and loved the idea of a dinosaur when I suggested it.  Here's all you would need to make one for yourself.

Mix up one batch of chocolate chip cookie dough.  I used the traditional Toll House Cookie recipe, which can be found here at  Next, spread the dough out evenly over what I believe is a 16" pizza pan (pretty big one).  Cook per recipe directions.  Let the cookie cool completely before decorating.

Now you can be as creative as your heart desires.  I used another can of clearance frosting (under $.50) to cover the cookie in a fairly thin layer.  Then, I used the lid from the frosting can to outline the dinosaur head by gently pressing it into the frosting.  I used a regular old butter knife to map out the body in frosting as well.  Finally, I intended to outline and then fill in the entire dinosaur with a ready to use cookie icing.  However, I quickly realized that it was not going to spread out to fill in any spaces, as the icing claimed.  So, I improvised by filling in a design instead.

It wasn't exactly what I had envisioned, but it works.  Thank goodness my 5 year-old is a very grateful little man who isn't too picky : )  I can't wait to try this again, as making the cookie was so incredibly easy!

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