Sunday, June 7, 2009

Cake AND Cookies = WIN!

I wanted something special for the teachers at the end of school this year. Cupcakes are awesome and more-than-awesome.. but what if it was a cupcake with a cookie on TOP?

EXCELLENCE!

And they came out so cute.

Cookie on a Cupcake

The final result was chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. The cookies were almond cookies with Alton Brown's "not" royal icing. I can't find the link though! So here it is.. I love this frosting, but you should definitely let it sit around for a little while before you use it. It's pretty slippery. We painted our cookies with a brush.

1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
assorted food coloring

DIRECTIONS

In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup. Divide into separate bowls, and add food colorings to each to desired intensity. Dip cookies, or paint them with a brush.

1 comment:

kendra said...

Hi...
I'd exchanged comments with you/Dr. Jeff a while back about the possibility of gluten-free dairy-free cupcakes... I have one such I was interested in dropping off for you to try. There is TONS of really nasty gluten-free dairy free food out there, but it's not all bad, I think I just want you to see that. Most people can't even tell this is g-f d-f, though you might be able to tell... If you wouldn't mind me dropping one off, want to email your address to me: yoginikendra at yahoo, or 6033615187 at vtext dot com?