If I could hop into my DeLorian, go back to two years ago, and pass on a message to myself, it would be this: Don’t make a cake to celebrate Ellie’s half birthday.
Alas, my two year ago self had two things I no longer have. A child who naps, and a little more time on my hands. Half day kindergarden doesn’t leave much time to leave the house and actually do things. Naturally it made sense to just stay home and play in the kitchen.
But it’s become a tradition, this half birthday thing. We’ve celebrated five and a half, six and a half, and today- seven and a half. Wait. What? Seven and a half? What the? How’d that happen? Anyway.
Those MnMs are pretty, right? They’re also heavy! They kept sliding down the side of the cake like little downhill skiers on a steep slope.
I made a few more cakes, too. One little mini “I am baker” rose cake because I just love the look. And one with chocolate sprinkles and a strawberry because adding fruit makes it healthy.
These aren’t just ordinary mini cakes, though. They are tiny, three layer chocolate chip cookie cakes.
I baked a batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookies and made some yummy buttercream icing.
Then I assembled the little cakes just like a regular cake. They layers are a bit more slippery so I recommend a good chill in the refrigerator after stacking the cookies before attempting to frost the sides and tops. After your cakes are decorated, put them back in the fridge for a little while and the cookies will soften up and be a little easier to slice and share. If you even want to slice or share. I make my cookies pretty small.
I needed to share these cakes with you because not only do they make adorable half birthday cakes, but they also make some cute Valentine’s Day treats!
If you like these cakes, you may also enjoy these posts:
- Vanilla Almond Buttercream Recipe by Simply Sweets by Honeybee
- Red Velvet Cookie Strawberry Shortcake by I am baker
- MnM Cookie Stack Cake by Erica’s Sweet Tooth
- Little Birthday Cake Cookies