I’m all about saving time and reducing waste. So last week, when I realized I had to make not one, but two cakes for two entirely separate events, I started thinking of ways I could somehow lessen the work and the waste, while still pleasing both cake recipients. Event #1 was my anniversary; the recipient of this cake being my boyfriend. Now at first I thought maybe I would just make him a batch of cookies – he absolutely adores my chocolate chip cookies. Event #2 was my dad’s birthday; the recipient of this cake being (obviously) my dad. My dad is not a dessert fan, but he does have a few things he enjoys – gingerbread, lady fingers, cookies.. COOKIES! There was the common thread. But I had really wanted to make my dad an actual cake that I could write on….COOKIE CAKES! And so it was written.
My standard chocolate chip cookie recipe made two cookie cakes – one 10″ and one 8″. As they cooled, I started mixing up some colors for the decorating portion of tonight’s show.
I decided to use the larger cake for the anniversary, for two reasons: 1. like I said, my dad doesn’t eat too many sweets, and 2. I wanted to eat some too. I went with the blue theme for this one.
I went with a complimentary dark purple for accents and writing.
Don’t for a second think that I wasn’t thinking ahead here. For my dad’s cake, I chose light yellow.
Which also looks great with a dark purple.
Both cakes were a hit! My boyfriend liked his so much, he ate a piece for breakfast.
And then asked me to marry him. :)
I guess it’s true what the say about the way to a man’s heart. ;)