Giant cookie cakes are all the rage in the baking world. I first saw this style of cookie cake from Israeli baker, Adi Klinghofer. Her letter and number cakes are typically covered in fresh flowers, fruit, macarons and meringues. I fell in love with her letter cakes and gave them my own spin using my signature cookie recipe and creating unique themes from a variety of toppings.
The best part about my sugar cookie recipe is how versatile it is. It’s a simple no-fail recipe that can be used for SO many purposes! I was thrilled to discover it works just fine for a giant cookie, with a simple tweak in the baking time. Get recipe HERE!
The dough is easy to make and pliable to work with. You’ll want to roll it out about 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface.
To get a desired number or letter, use a paper stencil and carefully cut through the dough using a sharp paring knife.
Once you have the letter cut out completely, carefully transfer it to a baking sheet. Gather dough scraps and roll out again to cut second letter/number.
If you’re using a small letter or number, you may be able to squeeze two shapes onto one rolled out disc of dough.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
Once cookies are baked, allow to cool completely before decorating.
With a buttercream filled piping bag fitted with a large round pastry tip, begin piping large dollops of icing onto first cookie layer. Gently place second cookie on the top of the icing dollops and repeat.
Once you’ve covered the top of your cookie with icing, you can top your cake with your favorite toppings!
I’ve made several cookie cakes shown below using a variety of themes and ideas. It was fun to come up with fresh ideas that hadn’t been done before and stretch my creativity a bit.
For my monochromatic look, I used all things yellow to create this huge W.
I created a gummy cookie cake with blue buttercream topped with swedish fish, gummy worms, and lots of colorful candies.
For a Cookie Monster Cookie Cake, I used a #1 stencil and topped it with cookie favorites: oreos, nutter butters, circus animals, nilla wafers, teddy grahams and filled the entire cake with chocolate chip cookie dough icing.
My rainbow cookie cake was made up of all kinds of different candies but in rainbow colors. Skittles, gumdrops, Mike & Ikes, M&M’s, sixlets, you name it, I topped it!
I decorated this “A” shaped cookie cake with pink buttercream icing and topped it with all sorts of whimsical toppers from lollipop sticks, rice krispy treats, gumballs, miniature cookies and more!
The last number cake I made with a chocolate lover in mind. This #5 is covered and filled with chocolate icing and topped with as many chocolate candies as I could stuff on top!
The best part about these cakes is, if you don’t want to make them yourself, Jenny Cookies Bake Shop can do it for you! Each cookie cake is hyperlinked to our bake shop site for easy ordering.
Which cake is your favorite?
Get my No Fail Buttercream Icing and Sugar Cookie Recipe HERE!
Photos by Kelly Clare Photography
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