I have a mini letter cookie cutter set, and I want to write something on a cake in cookie-form. I want to cut out what I want to say in sugar cookie dough, bake, and then decorate before sticking them on the cake. So a couple of questions before I start...
Do you think that the small cookie cutters will retain a shape that is recognizable for a letter?
Does anyone have a good cookie recipe that wont spread too much, so I still can keep the shape of these small letters?
Has anyone tried this or am I destined for failure?
I use the recipe out of this book and have gotten RAVE reviews from them. I also use the mini cookie cutters and as long as your dough is chilled, your oven is hot, and your cookie sheet is completely cooled they shouldn't spread at all.
I think it sounds like a GREAT cake too! good luck!!
I am such a DORK! I fogot to add the link to the book:
You can use the no-fail sugar cookie recipe right here on cc - it's very good and will work just fine. Like she said - after you cut out the letters, put them on a cool cookie sheet, I then pop them in the freezer for about 10 minutes before I put them in the oven. They don't spread that way.
You've got a great idea to use the lettering and I believe I've seen this idea used on cakes (maybe in a Wilton book). I use the NFSC recipe on this website and it's the best for taste and retaining his shape when baking. Last Xmas I experimented with 6 sugar cookie recipes and the NFSC by far came out on top. I agree with the other post it's key to ensure the dough is chilled and the baking sheet is fairly cool. What I do is roll out the dough, cut out the shapes and place the cut out dough on parchment paper. Once the parchment paper is filled with the cutouts I slide this on to the baking sheet and place it in the fridge or freezer for 5-7 minutes. I then put the cookie sheet in the oven and bake. My daisy cookies were made this way and I was pleased with the detail of the cutout.
Beautiful Cookies Born2Bake!
Thanks guys! I appreciate the tips/help. I have never put cookies before on a cake, but I thought it would be super cute for this baby shower cake that I am going to be making.
I know this idea would be difficult with alot of cookies but I have cut the cookies again after they were baked if they spread too much. Just do this while still warm
Thank you Jayde, I appreciate the compliment!
Honeydukes - thank's for the flourpatchbakery website, these are AWESOME cakes! and cupcakes!
i'm starting a new line of cookies on cakes too!
it seems like a novel idea...good luck!
Your idea is wonderful. I love combining cakes and cookies. One of my favorite cookie artists also does wonderful cake and cookie combinations. Her website is http://www.nancysfancycookies.com/. Here's the link to her creations on Flickr http://flickr.com/photos/nancydidion/sets/72157594151521835/.
OMG, Kim! I cannot believe I forgot about Nancy!! Thank you for remembering!
BCJean, that cake is too cute.
B2B, your daisies are gorgeous! May I ask where you got the cutter?
Thanks Honeydukes! I bought them through GSA, they're called cutter / plunger, here's the link http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=20837
I used them to cut the cookies and then the fondant I used on the cookies. I also used them to make gumpaste daisy for the daisy cake I made. You see I did a cookies to match the cake to go with the Daisy theme 50th birthday party I hosted for two friends. I tried to attach a pictures of cookies and cake together to give you the overall picture but I get a message, something about the pixel range. I can PM you the picture if you'd like.
Thanks Honeydukes! I bought them through , they're called cutter / plunger, here's the link http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=20837
I used them to cut the cookies and then the fondant I used on the cookies. I also used them to make gumpaste daisy for the daisy cake I made...
Thanks. Is it the one in your photos? Very pretty and the display was really lovely with the cookies scattered about. How thick were you able to roll your cookies? All the daisy cutters I have look more like sunflowers with wide petals.
I feel foolish that I don't know the actual measurement numbers of the thickness of my cookies so I had to look at a ruler and I'll describe the thickness as this: when looking at a ruler and you see the 1" mark and the 2" mark, in between them are 'line' marks for the 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" and inbetween these markings is another line. The thickness of my cookies are between the 1" mark and that line that is between the 1" mark and the 1&1/4" mark. Is that an 1/8" thickness?
Hope this helps.
There are many times when I have to ask my husband to remind me what all those little marks are!!
Okay, so your cookies are 1/8" thick. I usually roll mine 3/8". I really like your cookies and want to order those cutters. I'm just worried that's too thick for them. Normally they're used for gumpaste, I guess. By looking at them do you think they'd be okay? But don't worry, I will definitely email the company and ask them before ordering.
I love the idea of cookies on a cake, which I never thought of until I saw some cakes here on CC with cookies on them. So for my daughter's 4th birthday I made one to see what it would be like. The kids loved it, especially since they got cake and cookies! I used a shortbread recipe since there is no levening in shortbread recipes, and they held their shape wonderfully. It was a fun cake to make, and I hope to do one again.
Honeydukes - yes, call the company to see if the cutter/plunger would work on 3/8" thickness dough. How can I explain this . . . . you can see by looking at the pictures of these cutter/plungers that it's all one piece, so I don't know if the depth between the 'plunger' part and the edge of the cutter part is 3/8". Hope this makes sense. I hope the cutters/plungers work for you.
Yes, that makes perfect sense. I'll definitely call first. Thanks, B!
Honeydukes - Anytime! Would love to see your work when it's done. Please feel free to PM me.