Monday, June 1, 2009

"Black and White Cookie" Cake


One would think that making a cake in the shape of an old-fashioned Black and White cookie would not be too difficult, after all it is round and has just two colors of icing. But what if I told you that the cookie’s diameter was well over two feet and would serve close to 200 people? And did I mention that we do not have a walk-in freezer, therefore we had to build it in four separate pieces all the while making sure it formed a perfect circle, had the sloped sides of a real cookie and the domed middle. It was especially challenging because once the four cakes were “glued” together with buttercream we had to make sure that the “seams” would not show.





I love making cakes that look like real life objects, but I especially like making cakes in the shape of food. We have done sushi platters, a Philly cheese-steak, hamburgers, fries, lobster, etc.
The best way to do this is to go out and buy a smaller version of the item and copy it. You can see our “models” below.


We hope Dan was surprised because apparently Black and Whites are his favorite cookie!

13 comments:

Jennywenny said...

Very fun! It always makes me laugh when someone wants something that seems really simple but is just a total hassle!

I think your lesson has finally started sinking in, I did a 2 tier cake this weekend and it was just beautiful, perfect clean sides and very neat indeed, you'd have been very proud!

sackings said...

You're amazing. The black and white cookie is always a favorite when we visit NYC. The cake is an original, for sure!

SweetThings said...

I can't believe the diameter is over 2 feet - that is amazing! You're right, what might looks simple can be a real challenge with cakes.

Tanya said...

What a great cake! A classic, I would say.

Eric M. Strauss said...

Elisa! I want that cake and the cookie!

EmmCee said...

In Australia we call this a Neenish tart and it has a pastry base with jam on the bottom and fake cream with the white and brwn icing - just like this.

Love how they are called different things all over the world. Does your B&W cookie have jam in it too?

Wendy said...

LOVE IT!! Very cool and so different from most cakes I've seen. Love to see something unique once in a blue moon. :o)

Mary said...

nice cake!

Sue Sparks said...

I love it! You should have photographed the cookie next to the cake so we could sense the size better:)
Great job!!!

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