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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe

This soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie cake recipe is perfect for birthdays, holidays, or celebrating all the in between days! Easy to make, easy to decorate and easy to eat! Make your own cookie cake from scratch today!

I know I'm your favorite cookie girl. (Top three at least though, right?!) But I have a dirty, sugary secret.
I love making cakes.
All kinds of cakes. Tall cakes and mini cakes. 3D sculpted cakes that weirdly look like everyday household items for reasons that NO ONE is really sure of. Gorgeously elegant wedding cakes that take days to create and homemade cakes that take minutes to throw together. 
Cakes are like greeting cards that you get to eat!!

Blue, Pale Green, and Coral Birthday Color Palette and Icing Color Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next birthday cookie project!! 

I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas. 
If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos! 
When I make very light or pale icing colors like the green color above, I mix the food coloring into a very small amount of icing (2 tablespoons) first and then use that saturated icing to color the rest of my icing. LIKE THIS
See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE! 
Grab the cutters: Balloon, Gift, Cupcake, and Plaque.

How To Make Maroon, Burgundy, And Other Deep Red Colored Icing and Frosting

Whether it's maroon, burgundy, crimson, or dark red icing, you can use these color formulas to help you get the right color with the least amount of food coloring! 

There is no doubt about it -- getting the perfect red icing color is a total pain. Not like "Giving birth to triplets in the jungle while simultaneously blowing bubbles to distract a nearby crocodile" pain. But definitely somewhere between "Stepping on Legos in the nighttime" and "Brushing your teeth with hand soap" kind of pain. 
AND...it's compounded by the illusion that we all identify colors by the same name. 
Take for example....maroon and burgundy.

4th of July Color Palette and Icing Color Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next patriotic Fourth of July cookie project!! 

I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas. 

If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos! 

When I make very light or pale icing colors - like the lightest blue in this palette - I mix the food coloring into a very small amount of icing (2 tablespoons) first and then use that saturated icing to color the rest of my icing. (You can check out THIS POST for details.) 

See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE
CUTTERS: USA letters, flower, bow, sky fireworks, and bunting. I hand cut the America, and rocket firework. I cut off the top of an Easter egg for the swag bunting.

Fantastic Find: Evil Cake Genius Gold Icing Mix Review

A royal icing mix that claims to make shiny gold icing that you can PIPE straight out of the bag and not need to paint to get that ultra-shiny gold look? Is it the real deal or too good to be true?
(Spoiler alert - IT'S LEGIT!!! The Evil Cake Genius Gold Icing Mix is a total cookie decorating game changer.)



Oh you guys. Tell me if you've heard this story before. 
Your client wants gold details on their cookies. The perfectest, shiniest, precisest gold details that every existed. So you make those gorgeous cookies. You ever-so-carefully and masterfully pipe those details with an icing that is as close to gold colored as you can get. And then you  mix your shiny gold luster dust of choice to **just** the right consistency (hopefully!!) and then painstakingly paint every. single. tiny. detail. for hours on end with an absolutely tiny brush...hoping to only get that gold luster dust exactly where you want it. Only to end up with cookies that feel like they were finished by Jackson Po…

How To Make Skin Tone Color Icing - For Cookies and Cakes

Everyone should feel represented. Use these skin tone color formulas to know what colors to mix to match skin tones more easily!


Cookies, like flowers, have a near magical ability to transform even the most ordinary of days into something special. They brighten the occasion and are a tangible display of love, thought, and affection. Use this skin tone chart to make the occasion every more meaningful! 
Take a screenshot. Pin the post. Save or download the photos. 
And then use this chart with your customers. Let them choose the color that best represents themselves or their loved one. Come back here for the formulas to re-create the color. 


I also have the high resolution version of the charts in their different options available for free download without watermarks HERE.  You are free to use these images in your business, with your customers or friends or family...anywhere you feel it will share love and understanding and hope. 




A FEW NOTES ABOUT THE COLOR FORMULAS:

I used Chefmaster brand …

Top Cookie Decorating Questions About Copyright and Trademarks - ANSWERED!!

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about cookie decorating and copyright, trademark, and intellectual property protection!!
Navigating the world of custom cookies can sometimes be soooo tricky when it gets mashed up against the world of intellectual property rights, copyright infringement, and trademarks!

If making decorated cookies is something you are interested in... you need to learn how to protect YOUR OWN intellectual property as well as protect your business by staying clear of any legal infringement on someone else's intellectual property rights!

I've got the top ten...or eleven-ish  of the most commonly asked copyright and trademark questions for cookie decorating - answered by someone  who actually finds it interesting to study those very questions!

It's my husband. His name is Stan. He's an attorney. And sometimes he explains things in ways that I don't quite understand. So if there is something you want more clarification on -- email me or lea…

Happy Graduation Color Palette and Icing Color Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next graduation celebration cookie project!!
I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas. 

If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos! 
When I make different colors with the same ratios (like the blues above), I usually make the darkest color first. Then I add some of the darker colored icing into a bowl of fresh white icing to make a lighter version of the same icing. 
When I make very light or pale icing colors (like the gray above,) I mix the food coloring into a very small amount of icing (2 tablespoons) first and then use that saturated icing to color the rest of my icing. (Check out THIS POST for details.) 
See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE



NEED MORE??

See how I made the grad tassel cookies, and grad cap cookies!

Get the cutters: tasselgrad capclass of 2020, face mask, Rx bottle,

How To Make Decorated Graduation Cap Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some simple and easy graduation cap decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!! 

Just to check --

Is eating homemade strawberry jam by the spoonful okay now? Like... can I call that a meal and check off a serving of fruit?

Or is that still in the "Let's both agree to pretend that neither of us do that, but secretly we really just want to be invited to a strawberry jam eating party with no children and no homework" category?

How To Make The Easiest Graduation Tassel Decorated Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some fun and simple graduation tassel decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!! 


Can we all just agree to call a spade a spade and say --

HOW IS THIS EVEN THE SAME DIMENSION THAT WE WERE LIVING IN 3 MONTHS AGO?!