TracyLH Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 2:18pm
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Hi Ladies! I was telling my daughter (a budding little baker) about a web-site I saw a while ago that was really cute where someone makes cakes and decorates them with cookies. Does that ring a bell with anyone? I just wanted to show it to her if anyone knows of it. Oh, it wasn't Nancy's work. That is in the stratosphere and I am just trying to show my daughter how to do simple cookies and put them on cakes and how cute they were on that site. Thanks if you know the site!

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tujy Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 2:42pm
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this is the only pic i've come across where cookies are used to decorate a cake ( i only remember it because of the elephants icon_smile.gif ) its probably not the one you're looking for tho

http://www.cookiemag.com/food/party/2006/09/elephantfood?currentPage=3

kneadacookie Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 3:24pm
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/nancydidion/sets/72157594151521835/

TracyLH Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 4:16pm
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Thanks, Tujy, I will show that cute pic to her, but it was an actual website. Thanks, Kneadacookie! It is always fun to see Nancy's work. The other gal was working on a simpler scale. It drives me nuts when I can't find a site I loved once upon a time. icon_lol.gif

kimsmom Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 6:16pm
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www.whimsicalcookies.com

antonia74 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 6:42pm
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I think you mean Flour Patch Bakery. The website is Flour Girl Bakery though, for some reason?

http://www.flourgirlbakery.com/


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kimsmom Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 6:56pm
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antonia, I've never seen that one before. Thanks for sharing.

TracyLH Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 8:03pm
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Bing, bing, bing! party.gif You did it, Helen! That is the one! thumbs_up.gif I have been trying to find that for some time. I just showed it to my daughter and she is SO excited! "Those are just ADORABLE!!!", as she put it. She wants to learn how to do cakes and, as a cookier, I have no clue. As a self-professed future cake decorator, she surfs here on CC and then wants me icon_lol.gif to teach how to do some of the cakes she sees. Ummm... I... don't... do... cakes. I tried years and years ago - disaster when DH opted to disassemble and redo it 15 min. before the pack of 3 year olds arrived. My cake confidence was shot, DH does them all now and they are actually pretty funny.

However, my daughter still desperately wants me to teach her to do cakes. I thought maybe, just maybe, I could learn how to do a simple fondant covered cake and put cookies around/on it as, hey, at least I can do cookies. I was trying to describe with limited results it as she looked at me a bit forlornly, and now being able to show her has pulled it all together. After seeing this site, she has faith in me once more! (I'll grab it while I can!)

Thanks again, Helen! You have saved the day!

Kimsmom - Although that wasn't the exact site I was looking for, thanks so much for posting that! Those cookies are cute!! It is always fun to see cute cookies! icon_smile.gif and I really appreciate your help as well!

sarah0418 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 10:22pm
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wow!!!! I love those sites, thank you so much! I too am not so great at the cake end of decorating. I was trying to come up with a nice, yet easy enough, design for my son's first birthday. The theme is cupcakes. So......I will use my cupcake cookie cutter!!! Yay!!! I now have a design brewing in my head!!!!!

cutthecake Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 11:06pm

Those cakes are adorable! The cookies are beautiful! But by the time I made the cakes and the icings and fillings, stacked and iced the cakes; made the cookie dough and icings; rolled, cut out and baked the cookies; iced the cookies; THEN put the cookies on the cake, I would have forgotten why I made the cake in the first place.
But it's on my "someday" to-do list!

TracyLH Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 11:26pm

Cutthecake - You are SO right! Geez - it takes me forever to do my cookies. I can't imagine trying to do a cake too! icon_lol.gif But, as this is a 'Mommy/Daughter' project, we will work together and do the best we can! This idea would be fun to do professionally if you had more than one person though! (or worked a lot faster than I do! icon_lol.gif ).

cutthecake Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 12:09am

Not to mention the fact that I have to eat every other cookie. You know, quality control.

TracyLH Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 12:26am

Oh, yes! It is of the utmost importance that we watch quality control!

tujy Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 3:15am

would anyone happen to know how they stick the cookies to the cake? i figure they put sticks into the cookies that go on the top, but is the buttercream strong enough to hold the ones on the side (especially if they aren't touching the base of the cake)?

antonia74 Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 3:29am

If you put the cookies on while the buttercream is still soft, they stick really well. If the cake is already cold, just add a dollop to the back of the cookie and "glue" it onto the cake.

I saw their website and made a jungle cake that way a few years ago, although I wasn't brave enough to have my cookies "floating" on the sides. I thought they might be too heavy and would drag down the sides as the icing came to room temp, so I rested their edges on the cake tier or cake board beneath them....
LL

osorio Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 4:21am

Thanks for sharing those sites, they are terrific. I once decorated a Christmas cake with some Christmas decorated cookies I had on hand and I loved how it looked. I think cookies look very nice on cakes.

Cristina

mommyle Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 4:35am

Well, this is how I started "doing" cakes. Perhaps your little muffin might enjoy this too.
LL

TracyLH Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 11:56am

Cute cake, Helen! Love what you did! Thanks for sharing your thoughts too! I am so clueless with cakes that I figured they were covered in fondant as they were so smooth. It didn't even dawn on me that it was buttercream! icon_lol.gif (Oh, I have so much to learn!)

Mommyle - That is a perfect cake for her to decorate on her own! Thanks for sharing that! That will be a great start!

GeminiRJ Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 12:06pm

Wow! Seeing those gorgeous cakes w/ cookies makes me want to leave work and go home and bake! Thanks for posting the sites.

AmyGonzalez Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 4:15pm

Thanks for sharing all those awesome cookie/cakes! I really like the way they look. Maybe someday i'll try one. icon_smile.gif

TracyLH Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 9:54pm

Gosh, Amy! It looks like you are just one small step away already! Look at how cute that cake is in your avatar! In the thumbnail, it certainly looked like cookies to me! Very cute!

AmyGonzalez Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 10:08pm

icon_lol.gif Tracy it's so funny that you say that, because when I saw my avatar in this thread I thought to myself, hey I bet I could have done this cake with cookies instead of fondant. icon_lol.gif That would have been cool. Maybe next time.

kneadacookie Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 3:38am

i try to only do cookies. it's so hard to switch over from cookies to cakes what with pans and boards, from icing to frosting. at the bakery i work at, they order my cookies sometimes to put on cakes. so, even though the cookies are mine, i cannot take credit for the cake!!
LL

mommyle Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 5:28am

OMG!!!! That is WAY too cute!!! You should TOTALLY get collaborative credit!!! As in "C & C by Blah and YOU"!!!! WOW!

mamabrat13 Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 5:48am

That cake is SOOO cute kneadacookie! I love it!! In a few monthes I will be making a jungle cake for my son't birthday-might have to give this a go....Thanks for the great ideads everyone!

BCJean Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 6:02am

kneadacookie....I love your cookies on a cake. What fun that would be to eat also. To me, that is an, all edible cake.

lostincake Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 6:07am

I don't do cookies but these sites & pics make me wanna try lol! Thanks for sharing.

sara91 Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 10:45am

Why would anyone want to put cookies onto a cupcake? They look great on the cake as you would take them off before serving. But what about putting the cake in the fridge, the cookies would go all soft???
The two tier cupcake just makes me ask why again? Just because you can dosen't mean it is a good idea. icon_sad.gif
http://www.flourgirlbakery.com/

ziggytarheel Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 10:57am
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Originally Posted by sara91

Why would anyone want to put cookies onto a cupcake? They look great on the cake as you would take them off before serving. But what about putting the cake in the fridge, the cookies would go all soft???
The two tier cupcake just makes me ask why again? Just because you can dosen't mean it is a good idea. icon_sad.gif
http://www.flourgirlbakery.com/




Cakes or cookies are best left at room temperature, unless they contain a perishable filling.

It's a beautiful fun idea I think. I wish I had that much talent.

antonia74 Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 11:40am
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Originally Posted by sara91

Why would anyone want to put cookies onto a cupcake? They look great on the cake as you would take them off before serving. But what about putting the cake in the fridge, the cookies would go all soft???
The two tier cupcake just makes me ask why again? Just because you can dosen't mean it is a good idea. icon_sad.gif
http://www.flourgirlbakery.com/




The cookies don't "go all soft", don't worry. I've had them attached to cakes overnight in the fridge up to 2 days, no problem. You might even be able to go beyond that time frame.

And why? Because it's fun to have decorations that are pretty, tasty and edible too. icon_confused.gif Kind of an easy answer, no?


Kneadacookie.....your collaborative cake is to DIE for! (It was "just a cake" until you added those amazing cookies. I say that makes it "yours" as well. icon_biggrin.gif )

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