Pirouette Cookie Cake

Decorating By ZlatkaT Updated 21 Sep 2009 , 3:21pm by ZlatkaT

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ZlatkaT Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 1:34pm
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This weekend on my list - Pirouette chocolate cake.
How many boxes of those cookies I will need to go around 9" cake - will 2 be enough?
How do I cut the cake - with those cookies or dissembled?
Will be OK to refrigerate the cake - would those cookies handle that?

Anything else I need to know???
Thank you

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DianeLM Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 2:31pm
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First, I highly recommend using Pirouline brand cookies rather than Pirouettes. They taste much better!

I would definitely buy two cans of cookies to allow for broken cookies - either already broken in the can, or broken while working with them.

I also recommend opening both cans at the beginning. Sometimes a different batch of cookies is a slightly different color. Best to mix them up on the cake rather than covering 3/4 of the cake with light cookies and the remaining 1/4 with dark cookies.

The cookies do become a bit soft from the icing, so you should be able to cut the cake without removing them.

The cookies are going to go a bit stale anyway. Refrigerating isn't the greatest thing for the cookies, but keeping them at room temp won't keep them from getting a little stale.

The only other thing I can think of is that the cookies may be too tall for your cake, so be prepared to cut them down, if necessary.

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ZlatkaT Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 3:21pm
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Oh, thank you DianeLM for your help. You were very informative.

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