So after the Giant Cupcake and the Rainbow Pancakes, Lisa and I decided that our next baking adventure would be a Giant Cookie Sandwich. At first we thought about the Giant Donut but it looks like a round Bundt cake and what’s the fun with that? So after a quick trip to Williams Sonoma amidst the ladies who lunch around Beverly Hills, we were ready to conquer yet another territory in the Giant Baking Adventure Land.
Let me just say, I think chocolate has a personal vendetta against me, or maybe I’m just lacking in the chocolate cake department. For some reason, I can never get it right; it’s always too chocolate-y, too dense and too rich. I love light and fluffy chocolate cake, so how come mine never turn out like that?!
Anyway, we made some mistakes along the way (i.e. forgetting to tap out the air bubbles in the batter, not using room temperature butter, etc) but it was still GIANT AMOUNTS OF FUN.
I also think we didn’t let the cakes bake long enough. They looked like yummy brownies out of the oven and though we let it cool completely, the cake was still super delicate. Our bottom cookie kind of fell apart on the plate, but we managed to squash it back together. Plus, who cares. It was the bottom cookie. No one cares about the bottom cookie. No one.
Then we made the icing. I almost barfed thinking about how much butter and sugar went into this thing, but after we tasted it, I forgot all about my butter-and-sugar woes.
I mean, how could you when the taste of pure deliciousness was making its way around your tongue? That sounds gross.
Lisa was busy making plans for that night like the social butterfly she is, but she agreed that the frosting was yummy.
And then we iced away. We ran out of powdered sugar so we made less icing than what the recipe called for, but again, who cares.
Lisa was very good at getting the cookie cakes out of the pans in one piece. It’s a valuable talent. We just had issues in getting them onto the plate in one piece.
Let me tell you. Did you know that the word “cookie” upside down spells “cookie” backwards? It’s because all the letters are symmetrical. That was a mind blowing moment when we realized that. I mean, think about it. If you spelled my name upside down, it would read EYOW. CRAZY.
And then after a lot of gasping and nail biting, we managed to smash the two cookie cakes together to make a GIANT COOKIE SANDWICH!
It’s so nice to have such photogenic friends.
Then we sat around our beautiful creation, philosophized about life (as Lisa said, “The world is just like this cookie sandwich. The cracks are where we have all the earthquakes”…or something like that), nibbled parts of the bottom cookie (because no one cares about the bottom cookie, remember?) and talked about the Bitch Book. Apparently it’s this book where you learn how to be a bitch. I know most of you guys would say I wrote that book, but shut up. I’d like to read this book one day. It sounds amazing.
THE GIANT END.
PS. Any ideas for our next Giant Baking Adventure?