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How To Order Cookie Cakes With Different Flavors And Ingredients

September 20, 2012

Perfect for birthdays, holidays and other celebrations, cookie cakes offer an alternative to layer cakes or sheet cakes. They come in a variety of shapes, including hearts and rounds, and different flavors, such as macadamia nut or oatmeal raisin. Customize cookie cakes with personal greetings and the recipient’s name or select from a range of themes.

Cookie cakes are available through a variety of resources, including online cookie retailers, local bakeries, and grocery store bakeries. Cookie shops and kiosks located at shopping centers and food courts also offer options for purchasing customized cookies.

The traditional flavors for cookie cakes include chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, and M&M cookies. Some different flavors and ingredients that are available include brownie chunk cookies, white chocolate macadamia nut, or snickerdoodle cookies. Ginger snap is another popular flavor for the cookie cake. For the health-conscious, look for cookies made from organic and all-natural ingredients. Some bakeries feature cookies that are nut-free, sugar-free, or made with no trans-fats, and even kosher cookies.

After deciding on the cookie flavor, select the size needed based on the number of guests to be served. Cookie cakes range in size from small cookies serving 2 to 4 people to gigantic cookie cakes feeding a group of 45 to 60 people. Popular sizes for round cookies are 12 and 16 inches in diameter, and heart shaped cookies come in similar sizes, including 9 inch and 12 inch versions. Supersize cookie cakes are similar in size to full sheet cakes.

Most cookie cakes come with butter-cream frosting decorations in either vanilla or chocolate flavors. Check with the bakery to see if different flavors are available to complement the cookie flavor. Some bakeries will decorate the cookie with hand molded chocolates and candies designed for a specific theme or event. For a unique option, ask the bakery to include an edible photograph on the cake with the image printed onto a sheet of fondant. Full-service bakeries may offer other variations, including airbrushed or painted images rather than frosting flowers and scrolls.

Cookie cakes require time to create. Be sure to allow sufficient time for placing the order. If ordering from an online cookie retailer, also allow for shipping time. Most cookie cakes ship within 24 hours of placing the order, but require 2 to 3 days for delivery. Because cookie cakes are baked without preservatives, many retailers will not ship cookies on Thursday or Friday to avoid having the package sit in a warehouse or on a truck for several days.

Cookie cakes make a thoughtful and unique way to celebrate an occasion. They come in a variety of different flavors and sizes for any gathering.

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