Last year I made some "One Smart Cookie" sugar cookies to celebrate my son officially becoming a CPA. :) There are many versions of this cookie theme (all are cute!), but I have not seen a One Smart Cookie cake, and thought it would make a fun treat for the end of the school year, or even boxed up for a teacher gift.!
I almost made a pizza-size cookie, but I will save that for next time.
This 9-inch, single-layer cake came together so easily because it started with a Pillsbury chocolate cake mix and store-bought frosting (vanilla). I also used black candy melts (Wilton) for the glasses and eyes (along with white chocolate chips), and pink candy melts for the cheeks, bottom side, up. The "chocolate chips" are Hershey's kisses. :)
I ended up using four different food gel colors (a drop at a time: Americolor warm brown, chocolate brown and Wilton ivory, and brown) until I achieved the color I wanted. After I frosted the cake and added the Hershey's kisses, I used a small, offset spatula to imprint the general placement for the eyeglasses (above).
I added the glasses by putting the melted, black candy melts in a decorating bag, fitted with a #10 tip and applied it directly on the cake. I also used the same tip for the mouth.
I am sure black (non-melted) candy melts would also work for the eyes, or Junior mints.
Of course, royal icing could provide all the facial details, if you prefer.
This cake was easy-peasy to make and turned out pretty darn cute! It would definitely be a fun cake to make with your own munchkins and little scholars!