I have a lot of parties to catch up on and I’m working backwards on them, so next up is Rylan’s space themed birthday. For his seventh birthday, he asked for a big cookie instead of a cake so we decided on a rocket because we thought it would be fairly easy and what boy doesn’t like a rocket?
Now, the M&Ms were a last minute thing. We wanted the design to be a surprise, so when Rylan went down for rest time, we got to work. I was planning on just making the rocket out of icing, but when I went to grab the icing, I noticed the large jar of M&Ms out of the corner of my eye and it was like they were speaking to me… within seconds an idea was born and the plan was changed.
1. Make a batch of your favorite cookie dough.
2. Spread the dough out onto a circular stone.
We’ve only used stones to cook our big cookies because they’re supposed to cook more evenly, but I’m sure a regular cookie sheet would work, just might be harder to get the center cooked without the edges getting really done.
3. Using different colored M&Ms, outline the shapes first and then fill in with remaining M&Ms.
4. Cooking time is obviously longer for a big cookie, somewhere probably between 20-35 minutes. We just kept checking on it every five minutes.
5. After the cookie cools, use icing to write out a message or add any details to the rocket.
Halfway through cooking, Jeff thought of putting yellow M&Ms around the rocket to represent stars, so we yanked the cookie out and pushed them in! What a great idea!
Rylan was so surprised with his rocket. He loved the M&Ms and I thought it was perfect because it gave it more of a metal look. It was also way easier than using icing to make the rocket! We might just use this technique again!
Here are some other posts of mine on cakes: