This week’s 52 Weeks of Baking challenge is another technique: letters and/or stencils. I have made some likeable frostings this year but I am still not all that pro-frosting. I think the work/cleanup to enjoyment ratio is not sufficient to warrant making it again so I went with a powdered sugar stencil situation to decorate my chocolate chip cookie cake.
I used a recipe from The Sweetest Vegan for the cookie cake. She is so adorable and funny, I love her. You can see a video of her making this and a recipe at the link.
Folding in the chocolate chips
Cute Husband is a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur and is a big fan of the cake version too. He gives this recipe two thumbs up. I think it tastes great but my wonky oven caused a bit of a problem with the consistency. I know for sure that my oven doesn’t heat evenly and I also suspect the temperature is off. Next time I will bake it longer at a lower temperature because the top was perfect but the inside wasn’t set. I refrigerated what we didn’t eat the first day and the cold leftovers right out of the fridge are awesome.
To fulfill the stencil challenge at hand, I used a star cookie cutter and tried to fill that in with powdered sugar. I don’t own any kind of sifter so I had to do it with a small spoon. It’s a disaster. My first cake wreck! Oh well, at least it tastes good.