Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How to Save $35 on a Cookie Cake

As I mentioned in the post on Ella's birthday, I decided to make Ella a cookie cake rather than a "regular" cake for her birthday (there is still a little bit left and whenever she has some, she makes us sing "Happy Birthday" to her). I am not one to buy a cake from a bakery -- I believe in making everything possible from scratch. Normally. When I'm not pregnant. In order to save myself time, energy, and using the oven in the summer in the desert, I planned to head to Mrs. Fields and get us a cookie cake. I went online and checked the price -- and about fell out of my chair when I saw a price tag of $35!!! When I can make one for about $3??

So that's what I did -- I braved the oven being on and made one. I used the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag, spread the dough (all of it) onto a pizza pan, and baked it for about 20 minutes at the recommended temperature for the recipe. It turned out perfectly! My decorating job is not nearly as pretty as Mrs. Fields, but no one seemed to mind (hard to believe my first job ever was as a cake decorator, eh?).

2 Thoughts From Others:

ErinOrtlund said...

Wow! What a great idea! And so simple! I spent way too much on Kate's princess cake this year--next year, I will try to make something myself. Maybe even a cookie cake!

Karin said...

Okay, so I'm know I'm splitting hairs here, but TECHNICALLY you only saved $32. Just an observation.

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