Friday, June 1, 2012

Cookie Graduation Cake

Hello Friends and welcome to Red Couch Recipes.  My son graduated from High School last Thursday.  Of course we held a party in in his honor and the girls and I made this cookie cake.  It is a chocolate whole wheat cake, my favorite chocolate cake, adorned with No-Fail Sugar Cookies and Royal Icing.

The dinosaur is our mascot, and we are known as the "Dinos."  There are several dinosaur statues that adorn the high school.

This little guy was donated last year by a group of alumni.

As for the cake, it is a chocolate whole wheat cake, my favorite chocolate cake, adorned with No-Fail Sugar Cookies and Royal Icing.  This was the first time my little one helped with decorating the cookies.

It was a graduating class of 182.  Both my high schoolers have loved going to this small school.  The boys wore blue gowns and the girls wore white gowns.  When I graduated we all wore black gowns and the boys and the girls were not seated separately.  I loved it when the Class President led them in flinging their graduating hats.  My son is the one who has his hand on his face.

The girls and I hand-cut the C's and the Dinosaurs.  I took apart a balloon weight from the Dollar Store for the centerpiece of the cake.

If you have an occasion you are celebrating, a cookie cake just might fit the bill.  I did bake my cookies a bit longer than usual so that they would be firmer, however, most of the time I love my cookies soft and white on the bottom.  If I did this again, I might make a three-layer cake, instead of a two-layer cake. 

I hope you are having a great summer!  Thanks for dropping by!


Debbie said...

Congratulations to your graduate! I love the idea of a cookie cake. I like to make cookies and am not always the best cake decorator so this could be an answer for me.

And I've never, ever heard of a dinosaur mascot before. That's very cool. Good thing the school colors aren't purple and white or your opponents would call you the Barneys.


Good to see a post from you, Joni.

La Table De Nana said...

Very festive and fitting! Congratulations~

Barbara F. said...

Congrats to the grad! I am going to try this cake. Whole wheat baking is a challenge for me, so I am always on the lookout for a good recipe. xo

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Congratulations to the graduate!!!
Recipe looks DELICIOUS once again! I am "SO EXCITED" to see YOU here!!! it's always such a pleasure to see your post and acquire a new "Joni Recipe"!!!
Big Hugs to you,

Renée said...

Joni, your graduation cake is dino-mite! Congratulations to your son on reaching this great milestone. You'll be making that 3-layer farewell cake before you know it. Glad to see you pacing your posts and hangin' in there.

Sue said...

I have yet to make a cookie cake, but I think that is going to change very soon! It's such a cute cake, Joni! The blue is so pretty. Congrats on your son's graduation!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations to your son! What a delicious cake and cookie celebration dessert. You really tied it in to his school beautifully.

Beth said...

Hi Joni, Your cake is very cute! Congratulations to your son and the other graduates!
Hugs, Beth

Jacqueline said...

What a fun cake and their mascot is really fun down there in dinosaur country. Congratulations to Skyler! It is nice to see them accomplish something so wonderful. I get choked up at graduations.

Gloria said...

Congratulations to your son on his Graduation! Tell him to enjoy the Summer.
P.S. You did a great job on his cake, I wish I had a piece right now. :)