It's been about 3 years since I did one, anyone have an idea of how many I will need to go around an 8" cake? They are fragile and I know last time I bought two containers but don't remember how many I used. Is there a cheaper brand, I think maybe Target has one, than Pepperidge Farms?
Has anyone shaved them down to make the height even?
I used 2 cans for a 9" cake, but I cut them in half since I had a short (2 layer) cake.
Not sure about how many, but I saw an off brand in the Dollar General the other day. I don't what the taste difference would be but they sure were cheaper.
Pepperidge Farms ones are expensive! I saw the off-brand in the 99c store too, and I guarantee I will buy those if I ever need them again. Who cares what they taste like? If you are putting them around a BC cake, the part touching the icing gets a little soggy anyway. I look at them as decorations - if they taste ok, that's great, but the main event is the cake.
Shaving them down is easy and definitely makes the cake look nicer. Be sure to use a serrated knife and a gentle touch!
Sam's has these in a large container for around $7.00, plenty to go around a cake.
I did a 9" round the other day and it took 2 containers. They were so expensive next time i will have to look for the off brand.
I cut my cookies when I make my cakes. I have one posted in my photos. Once I did one leaving the cookies whole and it was huge and unattactive to me. If you do cut the cookies they are very messy so put something like a towel underneath to catch some of the crumbs.
Hope the advice and the picture helps
I found a very inexpensive substitute at a little Italian grocery store and they were great.
Thank you all! I will look for the substitute brands. Yes, mazz, it looks much better to cut the cookies, nice cake!