This cake is a sour cream chocolate cake filled and iced with a chocolate chip cookie Italian meringue buttercream and covered with a white chocolate fondant.
The flavor of this cake was left up to me so I decided that I wanted the "cookies" theme should be brought into the flavor of the cake. I baked homemade chocolate chip cookies, ground them up in the food processor and mixed them into my vanilla bean Italian meringue buttercream.
It is SO good that I think chocolate chip cookie buttercream will be something I will definitely be making again!
The cake is topped with a gumpaste Cookie Monster. His "fur" was piped on with blue buttercream. The "Sesame Street" sign and lettering were done with fondant as were the bright primary colored balls that form the border of the cake. The cookies on Cookie Monster as well as on the cake board are real chocolate chip cookies.
Happy Birthday Marcus!
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