Friday, May 15, 2015

"One Smart Cookie" CAKE!

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!

ENJOY!

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27 comments:

  1. I love this too cute cake! Looks like YOU are the "smart cookie"! ..and that plate, I love it!

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen! BTW, I bought the set of "Cake Boss" dessert plates (4) at Michael's (on sale) for $9.99. They're each a different color with a different sentiment. :)

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  2. So adorable! I would love to have a bite too!

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    1. Thanks, Angie! Have a great weekend!

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  3. What a cute cake! I'm sure it's tasty too with the chocolate frosting :)

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    1. ok so i think i might have to eat this entire adorable cake to find out if i'm really one smart cookie...you are what you eat right? :>O

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    2. Lisa, I already know you are a creative genius!

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  4. How cute is this? I know someone graduating who is one smart cookie and would love this cake! :)

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  5. You are "One Smart Cookie" for making this cake! WOW it is so fun! I am pinning now! :)

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  6. That is such a cute cake! That would be fun to give to kids when they have to get glasses too! Celebrate it!

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    1. Thanks Jackie! Good idea to celebrate glasses with this cake too. :)

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  7. I remember your One Smart Cookie cookies and love them - this cake is adorable too!

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  8. Sue,
    I'm sort of in love with this cake! We travel to see family over the summer, and I bake a ton. This is definitely going to get made, and I know my kids and nephews and nieces will go absolutely bonkers over it! Love it so much!

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    1. Awww, thanks so much Aida! Have fun!

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  9. Adorable. Just adorable. I think I can make this!

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  10. That cake is precious! LOVE your blog. ;)

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