Whenever Jeff goes out of town, I send him on his way with some baked goods to snack on. It’s almost always chocolate chip cookies since that is all he ever asks for. So when he was on a work trip last week, I baked up a batch and accidentally made a few (ok, a dozen.) too many so they just had to stay back home with me. Too stinkin’ bad, huh? I was busy shooting one of my Cricut projects and needed some fuel, by way of sugar, so I grabbed the cookie jar and brought it over. And then… this happened? I’m not sure how. But in the middle of eating a cookie, I was suddenly also stacking them into this cute little birthday “cake.” I know Jeff isn’t the only one that goes BANANAS for chocolate chip cookies, so this seemed like the perfect quicky-birthday dessert option for those who aren’t cake fans, or those who just plain LOVE cookies. Stack ’em, douse it in sprinkles and pop some candles in the top. DONE!
All Photos by Studio DIY
Have you ever made an alternative birthday “cake”? I’ve been dying to make a stacked donut cake, too. Though, I am pretty partial to a good old fashion real birthday cake. Fittingly, it’s Chelsea’s birthday today! Happy Birthday, Chels! I would say this is for her, except for I ate all of the cookies last week… Whoops!
psst.. I bought those fun candles at Target, but you can find similar ones right here!
Anna @ IHOD says
Love how your ideas are ones that you feel you can actually do! I would have never thought of this. So fun for any age. xo
Chelsea Foy says
Awww, yay! Haha!
Courtney @ Pizzazzerie says
So cute, Kelly!! Love it! Now… I need a chocolate chip cookie… 🙂
Clare Burgess says
Love your blog Kelly – though clearly it’s the tip of the iceberg in terms of all that you do!
You asked about other people’s alternative birthday cakes. Last Summer I ‘made’ a watermelon cake for a sunny birthday celebration in London. For a friend over from California, as it happens. Whizz straight to the bottom of this blog post to see it: http://eethree.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/down-the-rabbit-hole-and-back-again/
This is so cute! Because I love chocolate chip cookies more than most cakes, but also because YAY!