Letter and number cakes have become really popular. Made using multiple layers of sponge cake or in some cases cookies they are a great way to create a really personalised treat. Using cookies is also a great alternative to cake, so maybe you know someone who doesn’t like cake, or you just fancy a change.
With winter approaching and Christmas just around the corner I thought it would be really fun to create one of these cakes in a pretty snowflake theme. So in this weeks video tutorial I show you step by step how to make this giant snowflake chocolate chip sugar cookie, with a buttercream filling, topped with meringues and sprinkles.
For the cookie you will need:
200g Butter (I used salted butter but you can also use unsalted)
200g Caster Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Flavouring (or flavouring of your choice)
360g Plain Flour
60g White Chocolate Chips (optional)
You can DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATE FOR THE SNOWFLAKE COOKIE HERE. Just download, print out the 2 pages, cutout and stick together
For the cookie beat the butter and sugar in your electric mixer until the butter is creamy. Add in your egg and flavouring, slowly mixing it together. Slowly add the flour until the mixture is fully combined. You can then add the chocolate chips. Once the mixture has come together as a dough, roll out onto a piece of parchment paper to a thickness of 6mm and use the template to cut out your design. Place your cutout dough in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow the butter to firm up. This will help the cookie keep its shape when baking and stop the dough expanding. Bake the cookies at 180 degrees celeus on the middle shelf for 15 minutes, or until the edges turn a slight golden brown.
When baking make sure if you’re using 1 baking tray that you allow this to cool before adding the second one. If the baking tray is still warm it will cause the cookie dough to heat up too quickly and it may expand, causing you to loose the snowflake shape.
For the buttercream I made a batch of my buttercream using 300g of butter to 600g of icing sugar. You can take a look at the method for creating my buttercream here.
To add to my cookie cake I also created a small batch of meringues. You can find a tutorial showing how I make meringues here. I used 33g of egg whites and 66g of sugar.
The cookie was finished off with a selection of sprinkles by Happy Sprinkles, these included tiny snowflakes, blue and silver choco balls in various sizes and long metallic stands (you can find a full list below). Happy Sprinkles have kindly given me a 10% off discount code for me to share with you.
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I really hope you will find this tutorial useful if you fancy giving the snowflake a try. You could even use the template for a cake if you would prefer. Plus if you haven’t already you can subscribe to my YouTube channel for more Free cake decorating video tutorials.
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Happy Sprinkles Used:
Happy Sprinkles Frost Queen: https://prf.hn/l/rpJJPRQ
Happy Sprinkles Blue Choco Crunch XXL: https://bit.ly/3lcZCM0
Happy Sprinkles Silver Explosion: https://prf.hn/l/K9eoM59
Happy Sprinkles Choco Crunch Silver M: https://bit.ly/369gYVU
Happy Sprinkles Blue Choco M: https://bit.ly/3l9ZugA
Happy Sprinkles Dull Blue Choco M: https://bit.ly/36bBjKs
Happy Sprinkes Blue Overload: https://prf.hn/l/7A11BV8
Piping bags I use: http://amzn.to/2xqeDlM
2D piping tip: https://amzn.to/3hPWwMX
6B piping tip: https://amzn.to/3ggxtSP
1A piping tip (round end): https://amzn.to/3lbHaDQ
Violet Colour Splash: https://amzn.to/30fm7ZF
Blue Colour Splash: https://amzn.to/33Fz1BN
PME snowflake cutters: https://amzn.to/2JjyJZA
Sweetstamp Snowflake Element Set: https://bit.ly/3mekMe2 (For 10% off SweetStamp products enter ‘CAKESBYLYNZ’ at the checkout of the SweetStamp website)
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