I just got a call from a girl who wants a layered cookie cake in place of a wedding cake, but I think she wants it to look like a wedding cake... I told her I would do some research and get back to her, but other than personalized individual cookies, I haven't seen anything that I would consider to be nice enough for a wedding. Has anyone made a large, layered cookie cake? Any ideas for me on how to do it and/or make it look nice. She also mentioned not having icing, so I don't know what direction we will go, but I want to gather my options before I talk to her again.
Seems like I always get the people who want something different!!! lol..... thanks for your help!
I have done one like this (I think) for a kids' b-day.
In the round cake pans I made deep dish chocolate chip cookies and the same in sugar cookie (snickerdoodle)
I layered 3 c-chip together with ganache with more ganache on top, but not frosting the sides. The snickerdoodles had a layer of cinnamon-flavored cream cheese icing in between.
Unless she is wanting single layer, I imagine you would have to get her to pick out something to glue it all together, even if the top and sides were not iced, but just decorated/topped with flowers/etc.
Neat idea though, especially if the bride is not a fan of cake.
It would look a bit like a napoleon and using cake pans rather than free-hand cookies gives you even layers, and you can even trim all but the top layer of bumps or high edges.
Oh--whipped cream/light whipped icing don't work well, as the cookies are darn heavy! Learned that quick!
Wish I had a pic of it, but so many of my photos are stone age film.
Someone on here did it with 3 large cookies iced to look just like a cake. Couldn't tell any different from the outside. I don't know how you could support it to stack.
Check the galleries, if I can find it I will post.
I am sure you could decorate it just like a wedding cake. I think it would be a lot of fun and a nice alternative for those that are not a fan of cake!
I walked past Mrs. Fiels in the mall yesterday, and they are making cookie cakes like you described. I checked their website, but there are no pics of what I saw
There are some nice pics in the gallery here I just found! If you search for cookie cake you get 3 pages, very nice!
(I am still learning the site, did not think to look there first! Thx Lenette!)
i think sadiepix has the right idea...