Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Quite the Party Trick

So Pete's little birthday cake has gotten quite the response on Facebook. Confession: of all the cakes I've made for him, this was the least complicated.

I saw the recipe in the July issue of Martha Stewart Living - you can find it here. All you really do is make a double-batch of chocolate chip cookies (I used my own recipe from Cooking Light in 2007), whip some heavy cream with mascarpone cheese, sugar, and a tablespoon of bourbon (obviously optional), and layer the cookies and cream on a cake stand. Nine cookies in a circle with two in the middle, topped with a cup of whipped cream mixture, repeat till you end with a cookie layer. Refrigerate overnight and before serving top with one additional cup of whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Certainly not as time consuming as this little number from '09:

So for your next cookout or gathering, give it a try - your friends will be amazed and you can graciously accept all their praise :)


Julie said...

Whoa lady you are ambitious! Looks fab.

Sarah said...

That looks so tasty. I enjoyed the new pictures of Ellie. Hope you have had a wonderful summer!